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The Japanese butterbur or coltsfoot, petasites japonicus giganteus, is found in wet marshy habitats and is used for cooking and it is said the taste is similar to rhubarb that is a slightly bitter but agreeable flavor. They are also used for medicinal purposes and useful for pulmonary and asthma problems. These are shown at Hokkaido University's Botanical Garden.
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The Japanese butterbur or coltsfoot, petasites japonicus giganteus, is found in wet marshy habitats and is used for cooking and it is said the taste is similar to rhubarb that is a slightly bitter but agreeable flavor.  They are also used for medicinal purposes and useful for pulmonary and asthma problems.  These are shown at Hokkaido University's Botanical Garden.