froglet's picture

Bog plant

Observed: 26th December 2009 By: froglet

Plant found in the bog meadow in Enniskerry, co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans) interacts


Sarah West's picture


Is this likely to be the same species that I know as butterbur?

Sarah West
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

Chris Metherell's picture

Petasites es fragrans

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.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

J the gardener's picture

Petasites fragrans

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