|Likes damp places.
March - May.
70 - 150 cm
plant got its name from the use of it's leaves for wrapping butter. The
leaves can be up to 100 cms. across and one can imagine that in ancient
times they may have been used to wrap other foods. The plant's
scientific name refers to the comparison of the size and shape of the
leaf to an ancient type of wide-brimmed hat, the petusos. In medieaval
times the powdered roots of the plant were used to treat certain skin