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Petasites frigidus (Arctic sweet coltsfoot)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Petasites frigidus

Petasites frigidus (L.) Fr.

Arctic sweet coltsfoot, Palmate Coltsfoot

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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USDA Symbol: PEFR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Palmate Coltsfoot is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae) which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. In this large, worldwide family there are about 920 genera and 19,000 species. Cosmos, Sunflower, Zinnia, Dahlia, and many others are grown as ornamentals; Lettuce, Sunflowers, and Artichokes provide food. Safflower oil is obtained from this family. Ragweed pollen causes hay fever.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , CT , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NY , OR , VT , WA , WI
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , NU , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FAC FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Petasites frigidus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Petasites frigidus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Petasites frigidus

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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