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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kaiser

kaiser - Apr 8, 2008 4:28 am - Voted 10/10

wow

thanks for showing us colour of nature

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 9, 2008 4:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Thank you for the comment and vote. Greetings, Henryk.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 11, 2008 1:36 am - Voted 10/10

Beyond words ...

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

Henryk

Henryk - Apr 12, 2008 3:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beyond words ...

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.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 12, 2008 5:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beyond words ...

Great ! We have many species now blooming
in Arizona, including the Greenleaf Manzanita
or Ericaceous shrubs. Best wishes to you !!!

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