Ditches, farmland, grassland, riverbanks, roadsides, seaside, swamps, wasteland, wetland, woodland.
Solitary with bright yellow disc and ray florets, up to 1.5cm. The flowers are borne on long, scaly stems which rise straight from the ground. The undersides of the flower are covered in white woolly hairs. Flowers appear long before the leaves appear.
Ass's Foot, British Tobacco, Bull's Foot, Claywort, Cleats, Colt-herb, Coughwort, Dove-duck, Farfara, Field Hove, Flower Velure, Foal's Foot, Foalswort, Ginger, Ginger Root, Gowan, Hoofs, Horse Foot, Horsehoof, Sowfoot, Tash Plant.