Does anyone recognize this plant?

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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    This was given to me about 15 years ago. It comes back faithfully, with lovely deep burgendy purple...ish leaves. In the summer it sends up a spike with a lovely but unusual yellowy orange flower. A neighbour asks me every year what it is called, but I don't have the faintest idea.

    (je m'excuse the weeds..I haven't gotten to the gardens of shame yet)
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  3. Palustris

    Palustris Young Pine

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    Have a look at Ligularia dentata
     
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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    I believe that is it! Thank you so much Palustris. :)
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Eric's is spot on. :) We call it a Leopard plant around here but I haven't a clue why.:shrug:
     
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  6. Daniel W

    Daniel W Young Pine

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    Can't identify the plant but I'm certain my neighbors would say I have a garden of shame LOL.
     
  7. Vroon

    Vroon New Seed

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    Thanks for explanation, it was interesting to know for me either, I have never seen this flower and it is useful to find out new
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I would like to see it’s flower should in bloom. That may help with Id-ing it.
     
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    I understood this plant has already been identified. Ligularia flowers look like this....[​IMG] It doesn't flower until late summer, and it prefers at least partial shade and nice moist soil.
     
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    Very pretty. I have lots of weedy areas that I have not gotten to yet....
     
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