Petasites hybridus - Butterbur
Butterbur is rare in West Cornwall but relatively frequent in the river valleys draining Bodmin Moor in East Cornwall. It is mainly seen growing on road verges but also occurs on river banks. Sites include Mylor Bridge (SW83D, 1994, C.N.French), Porthoustock (SW82A, 1997, R.J.Murphy), Trevear (SW87R, 1996, D.I.Cockerill), Ruan High Lanes (SW93E, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), near Melbur Mill (SW95H, 1995, H.M.Meredith), near Brynn Mill (SW96W, 1994, I.J.Bennallick), Trevillick (SX07U, 1997, M.Atkinson), St. Juliots Well (SX08W, 1997, M.Atkinson), Notts Mill, near Lerryn (SX15I, 1989, R.M.Belringer), near Carcade (SX18H, 1994, C.N.French), near Wilsey Down (SX18Z, 1993, T.J.Dingle), Kilkhampton (SS21L, 1997, M.Atkinson), Tredinnick, Duloe (SX25I, 1997, M.Atkinson), Trewin Mill (SX28L, 1994, M.Atkinson), the Seaton valley (SX35C, 1996, M.Atkinson), near Newport Bridge (SX38H, 1998, S.Watson) and St. John (SX45B, 1996, M.Atkinson).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.