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Petasites frigidus var. sagittatus (Arrowleaf sweet coltsfoot)
Bengston, Bennie

Petasites frigidus var. sagittatus

Petasites frigidus (L.) Fr. var. sagittatus (Banks ex Pursh) Cherniawsky

Arrowleaf Sweet Coltsfoot

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Petasites dentatus, Petasites sagittatus


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Leaf: Gray-Green
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: White or pinkish to purplish, sometimes yellow.


USA: AK , CO , ID , MI , MN , MT , ND , SD , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: None


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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