Identification: is this coltsfoot?

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  1. rocky

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    i have exhausted all available research online and my library
    i seek your help

    this picture is taken march 16 2011

    thank you
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Re: revised inquiry re: coltsfoot

    Yes, it is a Petasites or coltsfoot (and possibly Petasites frigidus) -- is this from a native plants nursery or wild collected seed?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not Coltsfoot (Tussilago); it is one of the butterburs (Petasites).
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Not in this part of the world. Colt's-foot is the name used here.
     
  5. rocky

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    thanks all for replying

    trees, shrubs and flowers of bc by cp lyons

    i thought it was petasites speciosa, also he called it butterbur but i needed confirmation which you have now supplied

    the p.frigida i now see here in the book
    it is coast to rockies/alpine variety

    so it is then not the medicinal variety i hoped for

    i found it growing profusely by a waterfall inland but somewhat near the chillwack river

    does it have any special properties that you may know of?

    thanks very much again
     

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