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Friday, 7 February 2014

Petasites fragrans - 07.02.14

Found by Michael.

Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans).


Steve Blacksmith said...

Yes that's the one I was writing about lower down, but I couldn't see (or smell!) any flowers earlier this week.Perhaps Michael had them on file from a previous year,he doesn't put a date on them. They are very sweet smelling.

Steve Blacksmith said...

Oh I've just noticed the date in big numbers across the top!

michael said...

That is the day they were photographed

Steve Blacksmith said...

On looking it up re its wider distribution I find that it can be an aggressive coloniser at the expense of native plants. It shades all other plants out as its broad leaves make a low canopy over over the soil.

It's most common in SW England and parts of Scotland near the sea.