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Perennial plant smells like marzipan

Observed: 28th January 2011 By: poppetpoppet’s reputation in Plants

Sorry no photo... It's (I think) evergreen perenial (low growing, used as ground cover) with flowers (in January) that smells quite strongly like margipan.
Leaves are round (a little like heart-shaped?), flowers are, as much as I can remember, white with purple-ish bits...
Can anyone help?


No identification made yet.

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Blewit Boy's picture

Could be one.............

Could be one of the Petasites species? Possibly Petasites fragrans - the Winter Heliotrope.


Tiggrx's picture

Winter Heliotrope was my

Winter Heliotrope was my first thought too

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Thanks both

Yes, it was Petasites fragrans.
Thank you for your help!