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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-02 11:24
Viewed: 3258
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Name : Coltsfoot. Scientific name : Tussilago farfara.

Plant Type : This is a non-native herbaceous plant, it is a perennial. It spreads from a branched rhizome.
Leaves : The basal leaves appear after the flowers and are roughly heart shaped, irregularly toothed to lobed and from 5-20cm (2-8") long.
Flowers : The flowers have numerous parts and are up to 2.5cm wide (1 inches). They are yellow. Blooms first appear in early spring and continue into mid spring.

Note : This native of Europe or Eurasia is well establish on this continent. The name 'Tussilago' comes from the Latin 'tussis' which means cough. This reflects a common use of the plant which was probably brought to this country by early settelers for medicinal reasons. The Coltsfoot name refers to the shape of the leaves.

Medical Uses : The plant has been used since pre history to relieve coughs and other respiratory problems. It is made into herbal teas (un-opened flowers and leaves) and is found in commercial cough preparations. It is an ingredient in concoctions used to treat diarrhea. The leaves are sometimes smoked for relief of congestion. The crushed leaves or a leaf decoction is used externally where it may be applied to sores, injuries, rashes and painful joints. The large mucilage content accounts for most of the medical benefit derived from the plant. It also contains tannins, salts, sterols and inulin several other possibly active components.


Canon Ixus 400 in mode : macro-auto-spot. No flash, no tripod.
Slightly cropped and resized in 800x600 for TN.

ellis49, carper, extramundi, japie, marhowie, Robbrown, RAP, AndyB, Callie, gerhardt, PDP, Luc has marked this note useful
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Great Christian.
Very nice , I love tussilago. This is a sign of spring.
Good colors , very sharp and nice composition.
Great note.
Well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-10-02 13:14]

Very nice one Christian,
I like the composition a lot, the colours are great and the dof is perfect, great note too, very good job

Very good colours for two beautiful flowers, which are sharp and detailed and with nice composition. Good note!

tres chouette ce jaune pure et intesse..
la nettete est tjr aussi bonne....(je vais finir par macheter un ixus 400 a la place de mon V1...)
simplicité et efficacité sont tjr de mise avec toi ;)
good work.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-02 16:25]

This is beautiful Christian. The flowers are crisp and the and the colors vivid.

Thanks for posting

Christian, I like the simple symmetry of these Coltfoots & the way the flower tips interlace with each other. Very good DOF,color & detail this close, spanning both flower tops well. Are you sure there's not some fungus hiding in the background somewhere?? ;-)

A nice reminder of spring as we move rapidly into autumn, good image and note to acompany.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-02 19:12]

Colorido, POV, DOF, presentacion y notas excelentes.
Gracias por compartirla Christian.

Coloré, POV, DOF, présentation et notes excellentes.
Merci de la partager par Christian.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-03 4:21]

A lovely shot.
Excellent detail and great DoF.
A good and informative note.
Very well done.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-03 10:05]

Hi Taz
You poste a lovely array of fungi and the lake ia beautiful!
This is a flower I have often heard of, nice to see it!

Wonderfull Druid Taz. :)
I like the postings on natural medicines even more than the fungi ones. very strong compo you have here. Those crisp clear yellow flowers take centre stage. No wondering eye here. Excellent note.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-03 14:45]

Fatastic, tremendous detail and colour and you've captured the petal textures too. Thanks for posting this, simple yet brilliant.

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