Friday, September 23, 2011

Bigleaf Ligularia

Bigleaf Ligularia

Ligularia dentata

(lig-yoo-LAR-ee-uh) (den-TAY-tuh)

Synonyms: Leopard Plant

This perennial flower was spotted brightening up a somewhat moist shady area a couple of weeks ago. The coarse foliage and bright yellow/orange daisies were really helping the otherwise drab area. It is a 2 to 3 foot tall plant but also gets very thick. A nice plant for tough areas like the shade garden. It has been a good garden citizen not spreading or seeding and returning each year.

I have been toying with idea of not updating this blog on Fridays. Right now I am writing another story and it seems to be taking up a lot of my time. Also I haven’t been out to take many pictures partially because of the crummy weather (rainy again today).

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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