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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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