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Ligularia japonicum 'Crispata' (Parsley Leaf Ligularia)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Ligularia  
Species: L. japonicum
Cultivar: Crispata (aka Crispatum, Crispula, Cristata)
Binomial name: Ligularia japonicum 'Crispata'
Synonym: Ligularia tussilaginea, Farfugium japonicum 'Crispata' 
Common name: Parsley Leaf Ligularia, Pie Crust Leopard Plant, Wavy-leaved Japanese Farfugium, Parsley farfugium. 

Ligularia japonicum 'Crispata' is a cultivar of a perennial native of the forests and moist slopes across Japan and southern China. It develops rhizome roots and has gray-green undulating leaves as long as winter temperatures do not drop below 6 C. It forms a dense clump with upright arching foliage to up to 0.6m tall. It will become a loosely clumping mounded plant with a basal rosette of leaves. New foliage emerges each spring. The long-stemmed glossy gray-green leaves are leathery and have edges that are ornately wavy or "crested." In autumn and winter a tall branching flower stalk rises from the basal rosette. The stalks many side branches carry clusters of yellow daisy blossoms. After insect pollination, dry seeds (achenes) develop. Slugs are a problem for this plant.

Photographed at Burgess Park, New Plymouth.



Showing the underside of a leaf.
  
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