– Coltsfoot, Winter Heliotrope
Flowers white and pale mauve, January to March.
Probably not a native plant, this variety of
the Coltsfoot is now a common weed in many an
It has a creeping growth, and large round leaves;
the small pale-coloured flowers have a delightful
scent, not unlike Heliotrope,
and appear almost before the first signs of the
turn of the year.
The plant is unfortunately a
rapacious wed, and will spread over any border
into which the smallest piece of root is introduced.
Unless it can be confined securely in waste corners,
and the “wild garden”, it should never
be admitted within the garden gate.