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Colt's-foot - an iconic February flower

February is a quietish month for wild flowers in England.

Those regularly first appearing in February include:

Alder, Cherry Plum, Colt's-foot, Danish Scurvygrass, Dog's Mercury, Goat Willow,

Golden Saxifrage, Lungwort, Primrose, Spring Crocus, Sweet Violet and Three-

cornered Garlic.

Although the numbers of new wild flowers are low in February, it is fun looking

for them.

It is also a month in which there is considerable year on year variation.

Flowers  that first appear in January, such as Snowdrops, become much more

common and dominate their habitats in February.

Flowers hanging on from the previous year, progressively disappear, especially

in cold winters.

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