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By Beattie

Cornwall, United Kingdom Gb

ID please. Can anyone identify this plant that's growing in a friend's garden. It's about 7 feet tall, bright yellow flowers and quite divided leaves. I've suggested a possible name for it, but that suggestion has been rejected. I'd be interested to see what you all come up with.

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any chance of a close up of the flower. I have seen it before and it is on the tip of my tongue. grrr i hate this not reembering.

30 Aug, 2010


I think its Senecio tangutica or Chinese Groundsel.

30 Aug, 2010 called Sinacalia tangutica.

30 Aug, 2010


is it a ligularia?

30 Aug, 2010


These are the only pics they sent me SBG, but from the time they took to download they're high definition. I'll have a go on Paint and see if I can make a close up for you.

30 Aug, 2010 way of intermediate Ligularia tangutica.

Now I know Senecio has been split up but this is ridiculous! Anyway, it appears that the official name is now Sinacalia tangutica.

30 Aug, 2010


ah I think you are right there fractal.

30 Aug, 2010


Stanton Hall near to me sells many interesting herbaceous plants and this is one of them. Several years ago I looked in on them and found this which was new to me at the time. When I looked at the roots of one and saw the rhizomes spiralling round and round the pot though I had second thoughts!

30 Aug, 2010


God forbid if they tackle the genus Euphorbia!!! Second in size only to Senecio in number of species.

30 Aug, 2010


Wow! You're so fast - that whole ID conversation plus the route to the final name took just 20 minutes with the first answer in 10.

I'll let you know now - my suggestion that it could be a Ligularia was met with a resounding "NOOOOOOO" !! :-)

Thanks for all the info on its classification and re-classification.

30 Aug, 2010

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