Identification: Large leafed ground cover

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  1. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ New Member

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    Saw this large leafed ground cover on the side of a mountain trail in the Bulkley Valley this past September. Never seen it elsewhere. Any ideas as to what it is?
     

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

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    Should be Petasites frigidus var. nivalis. If looking up to confirm, it is important to find photos of variety nivalis specifically, as leaf shape (esp. lobing) is a distinguishing factor among the varieties.

    See PDF page 333 (or page 325 of the scanned book) in here: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/Mr/Mr100.pdf
     
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    Thanks for the identification. The book was very helpful as well.
     

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