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Sweet Colt's Foot

Sweet Colt's Foot
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herbs used in medicine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-01 12:57
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Points: 2
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I found this on the Tanner Creek Trail to Wahclella falls also. I didn't know what kind of flower it was so did an internet search.

I'ts Sweet Colt's Foot from the Sunflower family.
Scientific Name: Petasites frigidus

Moist, boggy areas in forest clearings. They are often seen in ditches & roadsides in forest areas.


1. Large, simple, palmate leaf (up to 1 ft side).
2. Leaf has 7-9 toothed points or lobes.
3. Leaves woolly-white below.
4. Small, purplish-white flowers.
5. Entire plant is 1' to 2' tall.

1. Powerful cough medicine from juices.
2. Teas from leaves used to stop lung spasms.
3. Juices used on swelling, bug bites, sores & arthritis.
4. Stems make a tasty spring veggie.

Info from Paul Slichter's web site.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-01 13:45]

Hello Lori!
Very nice flower close up.POV,details and composition are

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