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Cavolaccio, Petasites hybridus

Family of compositae

It is also called "farfaro" or "farfaraccio" and it is very easy to recognise it because of its big leaves. It grows in shady and humid places, and especially near streams.

The softest shoots can be boiled and dressed with oil and lemon. or they can be used to prepare minestroni. Once people thought this plant was able to cure ringworm.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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