Butterbur Live Root (Petasites palmatus), organic


Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Zones 6 to 10

Herbaceous perennial.  Native to the Western US.  The plant bears luxurious, umbrella-shaped leaves. Traditional use (TWM, Native American):  Antitussive, pain relief, poultice to swellings, rheumatic joints.  Contains Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids, generally recommended for external use only.  Plant prefers gravelly soils, regular garden soils, and/or streamside habitat.  Will take sun or shade.  Easily grown from a root, just nestle the root into the surface of the soil with the rootlets going down the rhizome (the long, fat part) about half covered with soil.  Keep watered until the root sends up leaves.  After that, water occasionally.

Live root, Certified Organically Grown


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  1. Katy Thomas

    Katy Thomas (verified owner)

    Plants came in. All are nicely packaged and lots of roots.

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