Goldenray

This genus consists of 120 to 140 species of perennials with alternate leaves that are mostly rounded or kidney shaped. The daisy-like or stalked flowers are usually yellow and bloom in late summer. A few species are native to Europe but the vast majority come from areas of China.

 

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Ligularia dentata Bigleaf Goldenray, Ragwort
L. przewalskii  
L. stenocephala  
L. 'The Rocket' Rocket Goldenray
L. tussilaginea
(L. kaempferi)
Kaempfer Goldenray
L. veitchiana Veitch Goldenray
L. Wilsoniana* Wilson Goldenray

*Named for plant explorer, E.H. Wilson

Species Hgt
(in)
Leaf
Shape
Inflorescence
Shape
L. dentata 3-4 Kidney Branched
L. przewalskii 5-6 Triangular Spike
L. stenocephala 3-4 Triangular Spike

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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