growing along a central Virginia pond

carcioffio(7b)August 14, 2014

Beautiful purple stems and yellow flowers

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thedecoguy

ligularia dentata.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 10:11AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

I have this growing wild in the pasture. I thought it was Golden Ragwort, Packera aurea/Senecio aureus.

The stems and buds are an amazing dark purple.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 10:46AM
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donna_in_sask

Looks like ligularia to me.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 12:18PM
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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Sure looks like Packera aurea to me, too. But that species should have bloomed in March or April, if in zone 7.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 3:59PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

It isn't Packera aurea. That species will have deeply divided leaves on the flowering stems and the basal leaves are not quite so round.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 4:31PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Mine blooms in March or April. Very young plants try to masquerade as Viola sororia, so I spose the basal leaves aren't as round as the pictured plant's -- though some are rounder than others.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 6:28PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

According to BONAP, Ligularia dentata has naturalized in Maryland, and nowhere else in the U.S. And it's the only Ligularia which has naturalized in the U.S.
http://bonap.net/NAPA/TaxonMaps/Genus/County/Ligularia

So does the OP report this, and if so, to whom?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 6:39PM
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