a plant (Tussilago farfara) of the composite family, with heads of small, yellow flowers and large leaves whose shape suggests a colt's footprint
- A low perennial Eurasian herb (Tussilago farfara) in the composite family, naturalized in parts of North America and having dandelionlike flower heads and large, hoof-shaped basal leaves.
- The dried leaves or flower heads of this plant, long used in herbal medicine to treat coughs.
Origin of coltsfootFrom the shape of its leaves
(plural coltsfoots or coltsfeet)
- Another species, P. vulgaris (Common Butterbur), is a native plant, 2 to 2 1/2 feet high, closely allied to the common Coltsfoot, but having great Rhubarb-like leaves.
- P. fragrans, the Winter Heliotrope, though of weedy habit, with ample cordate coltsfoot-like leaves, yields in January and February its abundant spikes, about i ft.