Irish wildflowers sitemap

Photographs: Lissarda, Co.Cork

Petasites hybridus
Gallán mór
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering time: March-May. Perennial. Native.

Unscented pale pink-lilac flowers appear on stout stalks before the leaves.
Dioecious, male flowers (illustrated) are larger than female.
Very large, toothed, rounded heart-shaped leaves, grow to 1m. diameter.
Mainly spreads vegetatively from fragments of rhizomes. Height: 20-75 cm.

Damp, fertile soils. Roadsides, riversides, wet meadows, open woodland.
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