|Scientific name:||Tussilago farfara L.|
|Nederlandse naam:||Klein hoefblad|
|English name:||Coltsfoot, baccy plant, poor-man's baccy, foal's-foot, cough wort, son-before-father|
|Family:||Asteraceae, Compositae, Korgblommiga|
|Life form:||Perennial species that arises from rhizomes|
|Stems:||Height 5–30 cm, unbranched, white-felted|
|Leaves:||Rosette, large, animal hooves shape, with thick felt-covered undersides|
|Flowers:||Yellow, closes at night and in poor weather|
|Fruits:||Cypsela (dry single-seeded fruit) crowned by a tuft of unbranched hairs|
|Habitat:||Throughout the country, Coast, pastureland, meadows, farmland, settlements|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Tussilago from the latin Tussis for "cough", and hints at the widespread smoking of the dried leaves in folk-medicine to cure coughs. It is still smoked in some areas today as herbal tobacco, and the names ‘baccy plant' and ‘poor-man's-baccy' survive in some parts of Britain.
Farfara, Pliny, is a Latin name for the plant.
The name ‘son-before-father' refers to the fact that the yellow flowers held on purplish woolly shoots are often present before the leaves.
The name colt's or foal's-foot refers to the fact that the leaves are similar in shape to animal hooves.