winter heliotrope


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Related to winter heliotrope: Petasites fragrans

winter heliotrope

n
(Plants) a creeping perennial, Petasites fragrans, related to the butterbur, having lilac to heliotrope-coloured flowers smelling of vanilla: found chiefly on road verges
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Noun1.winter heliotrope - European herb with vanilla-scented white-pink flowers
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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Yr Alan Per (Petasites fragrans; Winter Heliotrope) WEDI bod yn cymowta roeddwn i ac wedi mynd ar hyd y ffordd drwy Brynteg i gyfeiriad Marian-glas.
"Only winter heliotrope is supposed to be flowering at new year, but three spring-flowering species - hazel, primrose and lesser celandine - were flowering very early."
Petasites fragrans ydi'r enw gwyddonol arno, ac fel mae'r enw Saesneg - "Winter heliotrope" - yn awgrymu, blodeuo yn y gaeaf mae o.