Taxon  Report   9192    
Petasites frigidus  (L.) Fr.
Arctic sweet coltsfoot
Petasites frigidus
© 2018 Saskia Raether
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Petasites frigidus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Petasites frigidus
© 2007 Matt Below
Petasites frigidus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Petasites frigidus
© 2011 Ron Wolf
Genus: Petasites
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Petasites frigidus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).