Hi AlanCame across your blog at Phreerunner's Postcard, thought I'd pop along and take a look.This could be Giant Butterbur, Petasites japonicus var. giganteus. I know it can look small and pretty, but it develops huge leaves later on, supposedly the different male and female forms I think. You've got me curious, so I'll keep looking!(Martin will have an answer for you when he gets back, I'm sure.)Louise
Hi Louise, Thanks for taking the time to have a look at the blog. I admit to knowing very little when it comes to plant names.Now that you have given me a name i have googled it and i think you are correct. I appreciate your help.On the same path we came across some Giant Hogweed, just amazing flower heads.I will have to buy a lightweight guide book to take with us on our wanderings.
Happy to have been of help and I'll be putting some time aside to read through your blog.I must admit, I know very little, but I love looking things up in a book (or on the internet, now I've found some useful sites!) I just can't resist when I see something I don't instantly recognise.I'm sure you'll have your own favourite guides, mine tend to be Collins. They generally prove to be a good place to start and give a clue if not the complete answer.
That's great. Hope you find something interesting. I shall have a look at the Collins books. Thanks.
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