Palmate Coltsfoot

Petasites palmatus
  • Description: Perennial, 10-50 cm tall. White flower clusters appear in early spring, followed by large, woolly, deeply lobed leaves.
  • Habitat: Streambanks, gravel bars, moist forest clearings, and swamps.
  • Pair with: Salmonberry, thimbleberry, sedges, horsetails, skunk cabbage, and red elderberry.
  • Fun Fact: Palmate Coltsfoot is unusual in that the flowering stems appear well before the leaves. It is commonly used in herbal smoking blends and in herbal teas to address chronic respiratory ailments.

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