Petasites hybridus

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Noun1.Petasites hybridus - small Eurasian herb having broad leaves and lilac-pink rayless flowers; found in moist areas
genus Petasites, Petasites - genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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The common butterbur (Petasites hybridus)--portrait of a medicinal herb.
Medicinal properties have been ascribed to the peculiar plant Petasites hybridus, common butterbur, since the first-century Greek physician Dioscurides used its pounded leaves to treat skin ulcers.