Photographs: Bantry, Co.Cork
Scented heads of lilac-pink flowers appear with leaves in winter. Leaves
rounded to heart-shaped, paler green below, toothed. Height: 10-25 cm.
Locally abundant. Wasteground, roadsides, woodland, by streams.
Introduced from NW Europe. Increasing.
Similar: Butterbur, P. hybridus. Leaves appear after flowers,
growing to 60 cm diameter. Native.