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Petasites hybridus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 9 April 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Petasites hybridus (NL: Groot hoefblad / EN: Common Butterbur / DE: Gewöhnliche Pestwurz / FR: Grand pétasite) is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe and northern Asia. The flowers are produced in the early spring, before the leaves appear; they are pale pink, with several inflorescences clustered on a 5–20 cm stem. The leaves are large, on stout 80–120 cm tall stems, round, with a diameter of 40–70 cm.

Image: Ranst (BE) - 02/04/2013

Canon EOS 7D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 100 150 mm

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Magda from Vancouver, Canada

very pretty

9 Apr 2013 5:10am

marceline from tournai, Belgium

oh oui je la reconnais bien ! superbe macro !!

9 Apr 2013 6:29am

Canon EOS 7D
1/160 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
150 mm

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