Ligularia sibirica

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Ligularia sibirica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Ligularia
Species: L. sibirica
Binomial name
Ligularia sibirica
(L.) Cass.

Cineraria sibirica (L.) L.
Senecio ligularia Hook. f.
Senecio sibiricus (L.) L. f.
Senecio cacaliifolius Sch. Bip.
Source: GRIN,[1] BMG[2]

Ligularia sibirica is the type species for the genus Ligularia.[3] It is a 0.3-1.3 m tall perennial herbaceous plant, native to fens and damp grassy meadows in Siberia, Central and Eastern Europe. Once fairly common, it has disappeared from many places in Europe, owing to drainage of wetlands and competition from other plants invading its natural habitats; when growing in shade plants do not flower or set seed very well and seed germination is greatly reduced.[4] This species is sometimes grown in gardens for its large leaves and tall spike like arrangement of yellow daisy like flowers.


  1. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (1995-12-14). "Taxon: Ligularia sibirica (L.) Cass." (HTML). Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  2. ^ Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. "Details for: Ligularia sibirica" (HTML). Euro+Med PlantBase. Freie Universität Berlin. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Ligularia" (HTML). Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 2006-02-20. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 

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