Tussilago AlpinaAlpine Coltsfoot
- Class and Order
- Syngenesia Polygynia
- Generic Character
- Receptaculum nudum. Pappus simplex. Cal. squamæ æquales, discum æquantes, submembranaceæ.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- TUSSILAGO alpina scapo unifloro subnudo, foliis cordato orbiculatis crenatis utrinque virentibus. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 755
- TUSSILAGO alpina rotundifolia glabra. Bauh. Pin. 197.
This species, a native of the Alps, of Switzerland, and Austria, is frequently kept in gardens for the sake of variety; like the rest of the genus, it flowers early in the spring, in March and April; is a very hardy perennial, increases most readily in a moist shady situation, is usually kept in pots for the convenience of sheltering it in very severe seasons; but it will grow readily enough in the open border. All plants that flower early, though ever so hardy, require some kind of shelter, previous to, and during their flowering.