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Petasites Live Root (Petasites palmatus)

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Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Zones 6 to 10

(Western Butterbur) Herbaceous perennial flowering white to 3 feet tall.  Native to the Western US.  The plant bears luxurious, umbrella-shaped leaves up to a foot across. Traditional use (TWM, Native American):  Antitussive, pain relief, poultice to swellings, rheumatic joints.  Contains low levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.  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.  Space plants 1 foot apart.

Live root, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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