These small yellow flowers lie face-up looking much like tiny suns, with a yellow button-like center and petals that jut out like small spikes of light. The stem, an unusual scaly structure, is only eight inches high. Coltsfoot blooms from March to May. These were seen on May 5th.
Moist areas and roadsides are their homes. These were found in the North Maine Woods township of T8 R8 WELS in northern Penobscot County virtually on the line with Aroostook County. The “road” at this point was barely better than a trail. The location was shaded and less than a half-mile from Mooseleuk Stream.