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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
Viewed: 4346
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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

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

Characteristics:

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.

Uses:
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
wonderful.TFS...:-)

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