Plant ID forum→What species is this? (Binomial name please)

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NightCrow
May 23, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Is this a Giant Butterbur (Petasites japonicus)? (It was bought somewhere, not native)
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Silversurfer
May 23, 2018 2:11 PM CST
Yes it is..... Petasites japonica gigantea......common name inc Giant butterbur, Giant Japanese Coltsfoot etc

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sooby
May 23, 2018 2:29 PM CST
Under the botanical code of nomenclature we're not to use trinomial names any more so, according to the Catalogue of LIfe and if that's the plant, it should be Petasites japonicus subsp. giganteus.
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plantladylin
May 23, 2018 3:30 PM CST
I agree, Giant Japanese Butterbur (Petasites japonicus subsp. giganteus)

There's a pretty variegated leaf variety too: Giant Japanese Butterbur (Petasites japonicus subsp. giganteus 'Nishiki-buki')
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