Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Petasites sagittatus (Banks ex Pursh) A.Gray image
Photographer: June M. Dobberpuhl           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Eric J. Epstein

Eric J. Epstein

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Scott A. Milburn

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Asteraceae
Petasites sagittatus (Banks ex Pursh) A.Gray
arrowhead sweet-colt's-foot, arrow-leaf sweet-colt's-foot
Petasites: from for "broad-brimmed hat" referring to large leaves and becoming Greek for "coltsfoot"
sagittatus: from the Latin for "arrow" or "arrow-shaped"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Threatened
Plant: perennial, woolly forb; from clone-forming rhizomes
Flower: head 1/2" long with white to pinkish disk flowers; inflorescence with heads in an open, branched cluster; blooms May-June
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:basal on long stalks, up to 12" long, triangular with arrow to heart-shaped base, whitened beneath
Habitat: wet, cold forests and meadows
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Petasites dentatus Blank.
Tussilago sagittata Banks ex Pursh

         
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