The Butterbur (Petasite japanicus) is a flowering rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. It is also known as the Sweet-Coltsfoot.
It is native to Asia, in countries such as China, Japan, and Korea.
It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants.
The Butterbur grows to 60-90 centimetres (24-36 inches) tall.
It has large kidney-shaped green leaves and long stalks. The flowers are yellowish-white and look like daisies.
It blooms in April in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France, September 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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