- Tussilago farfara is a perennial, herbaceous plant that invades disturbed areas throughout much of the eastern United States.
- The basal leaves are heart-shaped, slightly toothed and up to 6 in. (15.2 cm) wide.
- The dandelion-like flowers are bright yellow in color and emerge before the leaves in early spring.
- The white, fluffy seed heads resemble dandelions. It also reproduces through rhizomes.
- Ecological Threat
- Tussilago farfara invades moist, open, disturbed areas such as stream banks, ditches and fields. It readily spreads both by seed and rhizomes, allowing it to form large colonies, which can displace native species. Tussilago farfara is native to Europe and was probably introduced into the United States by early settlers for medicinal purposes.
- Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Manual - SE-EPPC
- Invasive Plant Atlas of New England - University of Connecticut
- Weed of the Week - USDA Forest Service
Image Sets View other image sets:
EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Alabama Noxious Weeds - Class A Noxious Weed
- Connecticut Invasive Plant List
- Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
- EDDMapS Ontario
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- Massachusetts Noxious Weeds
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Oregon Noxious Weeds
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|