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.



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
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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