Petasites fragrans – 07.02.14 jamieharrop2014-02-07T14:43:00+00:00February 7th, 2014|0 Comments Found by Michael. Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans). No Comments Steve Blacksmith February 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm - Reply Yes that's the one I was writing about lower down, but I couldn't see (or smell!) any flowers earlier this week.Perhaps Michael had them on file from a previous year,he doesn't put a date on them. They are very sweet smelling. Steve Blacksmith February 7, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply Oh I've just noticed the date in big numbers across the top! michael February 8, 2014 at 10:26 am - Reply That is the day they were photographed Steve Blacksmith February 8, 2014 at 5:12 pm - Reply On looking it up re its wider distribution I find that it can be an aggressive coloniser at the expense of native plants. It shades all other plants out as its broad leaves make a low canopy over over the soil. It's most common in SW England and parts of Scotland near the sea. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.