Coltsfoot

Fleurs de tussilage (tussilago farfara) photographiées dans le sud de la Finlande au début du printemps. Mignonnes et petites fleurs jaunes avec un fond marron/vert. Jour de printemps ensoleillé. Photo couleur.
Catégories : Plantes médicinales
Tussilago (Wikipedia)

Coltsfoot
Coltsfoot.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Subfamily:Asteroideae
Supertribe:Senecionodae
Tribe:Senecioneae
Genus:Tussilago
Species:
T. farfara
Binomial name
Tussilago farfara
Synonyms
  • Farfara Gilib.
  • Farfara radiata Gilib.
  • Tussilago alpestris Hegetschw.
  • Cineraria farfara (L.) Bernh.
  • Tussilago umbertina Borbás

Tussilago farfara, commonly known as coltsfoot, is a plant in the groundsel tribe in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The name "tussilago" is derived from the Latin tussis, meaning cough, and ago, meaning to cast or to act on. It has had uses in traditional medicine, but the discovery of toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the plant has resulted in liver health concerns.

Tussilago farfara is the only accepted species in the genus Tussilago, although more than two dozen other species have at one time or another been considered part of this group. Most of them are now regarded as members of other genera (Chaptalia, Chevreulia, Farfugium, Homogyne, Leibnitzia, Petasites, Senecio).

Foliage of Tussilago farfara
Coltsfoot (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Middle English coltisfote, coltys fot, equivalent to colt +‎ -s- +‎ foot.

Noun

coltsfoot (plural coltsfoots or coltsfeet)

  1. An herbaceous plant, species Tussilago farfara, that grows in Europe and the Middle East.
  2. Various flowering plants in the genus Petasites native to Europe or Asia.
  3. Homogyne alpina (alpine coltsfoot or purple colt's-foot).

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