The short spikes of flowers are produced just before these leaves in Spring, emerging with only a few elongated basal bracts and are usually green, flesh coloured or dull white depending on species.
Petasites is very closely related to the genus Tussilago (Coltsfoot), and also related to the huge genus Senecio.
Petasites fragrans Winter Heliotrope
Petasites frigidus (syn. P. speciosa) Arctic Butterbur or Arctic Sweet Coltsfoot
Petasites hybridus Common Butterbur
Petasites japonicus Giant Butterbur
Petasites x vitifolius
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