winter heliotrope

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Related to winter heliotropes: 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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