Taxon  Report   6269 
Petasites frigidus  (L.) Fries  var. palmatus  (Aiton) Cronq.
Arctic sweet coltsfoot,  Western coltsfoot
Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
© 2007 Steve Matson
Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
© 2006 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Petasites frigidus var. palmatus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
© 2011 Ron Wolf
Genus: Petasites
Parent Record Petasites frigidus
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Nardosmia arctica
PLANTS: Petasites arcticus
PLANTS: Petasites frigidus ssp. arcticus
PLANTS: Petasites frigidus ssp. palmatus
PLANTS: Petasites hookerianus
PLANTS: Petasites palmatus
PLANTS: Petasites speciosus
More information about  Petasites frigidus var. palmatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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