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Friday, July 9, 2010

What is it?

On route along the River Tay we came to these huge plants. Has anyone any idea what they are?


Louise said...

Hi Alan
Came 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.)

AlanR said...

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.

Louise said...

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.

AlanR said...

That's great. Hope you find something interesting. I shall have a look at the Collins books. Thanks.

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