Giant Butterbur - Petasites japonicus
Petasites japonicus is a substantial plant, producing huge suborbicular leaves to 90cm across, reaching 150cm in height, in summer. Flowers are cream to white, borne on stout erect stems to 30cm.
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Prefers damp conditions.
Flowers in February and March.
Perennial rhizomatous plant.
Occasional but quite widespread in Britain.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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