Plant found in the bog meadow in Enniskerry, co. Wicklow, Ireland.
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Is this likely to be the same species that I know as butterbur?
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Yorkshire and Humber
Sarah - unfortunately not - Butterbur is a related plant in the same genus - Petasites hybridus. It does however have the extra cachet of being native, which of course P. fragrans is not, being a garden escape, although it does do very well in some places.
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I saw this growing in boggy ground near Woburn Bedfordshire a few years ago. Provides excellent ground cover. I must have a look to see if it flowering this year
Lat/Lng: 53.1, -6.2
OS grid ref: SG2174