Ligularia przewalskii

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Ligularia przewalskii
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Scientific classification
L. przewalskii
Binomial name
Ligularia przewalskii

Senecio przewalskii Maxim.
Source: BGM[1]

Ligularia przewalskii (Maxim.) Diels, also called Przewalski's leopardplant[2] and Przewalski's golden ray, is a species of 1.5–2 m (4.9–6.6 ft) tall perennial herbaceous plant in the genus Ligularia and the family Asteraceae, native to damp places in Mongolia and Northern China and named after Nikolai Przhevalsky. It used to be called Senecio przewalskii Maxim. Przewalski's Ligularia is a popular ornamental plant grown for its large, deeply cut foliage and its tall spike-like inflorescences with bright yellow composite flowers blooming from July to August.

In China, Ligularia przewalskii is known as a medicinal plant. Its roots contain thirteen compounds, some with antibacterial activity.[3]


Plants grow best under cool, moist conditions, and resent hot sunny locations where they wilt extensively. They are propagated from seed or by cutting up the crowns.


  1. ^ Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. "Details for: Ligularia przewalskii". Euro+Med PlantBase. Freie Universität Berlin. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ Xie, WD, Gao, X., Shen, T., Jia, ZJ (2006). Two new benzofurans and other constituents from Ligularia przewalskii. Pharmazie 61(6): 556−558

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