Description of our mysterious wetland plants

Many of our guests and visitors have admired our extensive patch of large plants along the stream and wetland area.  So what is it?

It is Petasites Japonicus Giganteous also known as Nishiki-buki.  And although the photo on the right might indicate it is a "man-eating plant", it is actually an excellent form of wetland vegetation.  Its large leaves are mostly water.  They will begin to droop if there is a long period without rain but will stand right up with new moisture.

Come fall the leaves wither to nothing. With spring they sprout as shown below and grow to 3 to 4 feet within a few weeks.

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Is it a man-eating plant?

New Growth in April

Full Growth by early May

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Our third visit and as wonderful as always. We cherish our time with you. Our annual reintegration of our children from camp to civilization has become a looked-forward to family treat.

Jan, David, Molly, and Eliza,  August, 2008


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