Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Colt's Foot....An Early Bloomer

Colt’s Foot is one of the earliest blooming flowers in my area. Its perky yellow blossoms are frequently confused with dandelion but closer examination reveals that it is a completely different plant. Colt’s Foot grows on road banks and other areas of poor soil.

Where I find beauty others only find problems. I did a Google search for it and the first hit was,
Colt’s Foot, Recognition and Eradication.

It makes me wonder if we humans are frequently too hasty to eradicate life that may not fit our concept of how our world (or our garden) should be.


ASHE said...

You've got some fine flower pictures yourself! I've always wanted to see Colt's Foot (ever since one of our high school teachers told us about it), but I've never found it. Why would anyone want to eradicate it?!? I thought it was rare enough to begin with.

Where'd you find these blooms?

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Good image.

photowannabe said...

Thought it was a dandelion at first too. Now I have learned a new flower term. Nice closeup and vivid color.

Kekiinani said...

This is very nice and geeee it is a cute little flower with vibrant color. I would imagine if there were a large group of them growing together it would look really cool!! I really like your border on this image. Great job :)

lv2scpbk said...

Love the photo.

SoloWytch said...

Colt's foot is my own personal sign of spring. Thanks for the picture!