Colt’s Foot

After all that cold weather and snow it is lovely to see some spring flowers starting to appear in the Peak District countryside.

Yesterday we saw some lovely Celandine on a grassy bank near to Hope. This afternoon we passed this patch of Colt’s Foot on the side of Ladybower Reservoir.

The plant gets its name because the leaves, which appear after the flowers resemble a colt’s foot in cross section. In years gone by, the plant was used in herbal medicine, but it has now been discovered that it can cause liver problems so is no longer used.

Colt's Foot

Colt’s Foot

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