Photographer: June M. Dobberpuhl
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"
|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|