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Butterbur

Petasites hybridus

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Large lilac-pink spikes growing up to 30cm and appearing before the leaves emerge.
Fruit:
The fruit and seeds (achenes) are white, hairy tufts, each up to 3mm in length.
Leaves:
Enormous rhubarb-like leaves, up to 1 metre across. The leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and grey beneath.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Other Names:
Blatterdock, Bog Rhubarb, Bogshorns, Butcher's Rhubarb, Butterbur Coltsfoot, Butterdock, Butterfly Dock, Capdockin, Coughwort, Devil's Hat, Donnhove, European Pestroot, Exwort, Flapper-bags, Flapperdock, Fuki, Horsehoof, Langwort, Monk's Rhubarb, Paddy's Rhubarb, Pestilence Wort, Plaguewort, Purple Butterbur, Sweet Coltsfoot, Umbrella Leaves, Umbrella Plant, Western Coltsfoot, Wild Rhubarb.
Habitats:
Grassland, marshes, riverbanks, roadsides, waterside, wetland, woodland.