Petasites Hybridus

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 23/03/20

Petasites Hybridus, common name – Butterbur

Family Asteraceae

Status Fairly frequent in suitable habitats throughout Britain, except in the far north of Scotland.

Details Short to tall, hairy, patch forming plant that grows each year from a creeping rhizome. The leaves are large, roughly heart-shaped and emerging from the rhizome, they are grey-hairy beneath, appearing after the flowers. The male and female flowers are on separate plants (dioecious). Flowerheads are pale reddish violet unscented and borne in cone shaped panicles.


Ten Acres Habitation

Zone 6 & 7 – All around the more open area of Bewdley road entrance and beyond to Zone 7


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