Tussilago farfara - A hardy, herbaceous perennial. Full sun to part shade. 10-30 height and spreading over a large area via underground rhizomes. It can be invasive. Good in a wild garden or used to stabilise damp banks. Can be grown in wet to dry soils. Yellow flowers appear before the leaves in the spring, followed by seeds and then the leaves appear. Silky hairs on seed pods used by birds to line their nests. Flowers attractive to bees and butterflies. Used medicinally. Leaves and stems can be eaten. Flowers used to make wine. Leaves, flowers and flower buds are used in herbal tobacco. Leaves, roots and flowers used to make a tea.
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