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Petasites paradoxus

Petasites paradoxus. This plant is common across the valley. Flowers are very nice but so small that nobody notices them. They are just some millimetres across and they last a few days. Then the are overwhelmed by the big leafs which are then visible for the rest of the year. My mother used to tell me that during her childhood it was common to use the leafs as hats to have a protection from the sun. It was partially a children way to play but also a need as buying an hat was inconceivable in the 1940s....


Picture: Villa; spring 2008


Picture: Villa; spring 2008

Picture: Villa; spring 2008

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