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Early flower of Common Butterbur

 
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Early flower of Common Butterbur
Common Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) is a perennial from the family Asteraceae. It is common in all of the Carpathian Mountains. It likes damp areas in gorges and near mountain streams. It is one of the first plants to bloom in spring. It starts blooming before its leaves develop. Buds appear in early March. Leaves of Butterbur are very large (some can even reach 60 cm in diameter) and have an unpleasant odor. The leaves are often consumed by snails and thus you will often see a large number of holes in them.
The Low Beskid - Rymanow Zdroj - Shore of Black Creek - March 30, 2008.

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kaiserwow

kaiser

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thanks for showing us colour of nature
Posted Apr 8, 2008 4:28 am

HenrykRe: wow

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Thank you for the comment and vote. Greetings, Henryk.
Posted Apr 9, 2008 4:34 pm

lcarreauBeyond words ...

lcarreau

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This flower looks like something you
would see out of the Earth's past - back
when the Dinosaurs walked the Earth.
Great capture and colours!
- Larry of AZ
Posted Apr 11, 2008 1:36 am

HenrykRe: Beyond words ...

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Thank you for the comment. It reminds me of Earth's past as well. Today, I saw Butterbur that was already in full bloom. Henryk.
Posted Apr 12, 2008 3:31 pm

lcarreauRe: Beyond words ...

lcarreau

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Great ! We have many species now blooming
in Arizona, including the Greenleaf Manzanita
or Ericaceous shrubs. Best wishes to you !!!
Posted Apr 12, 2008 5:24 pm

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on Apr 7, 2008 1:56 am

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