Plant ID forum: Shade Plant ID?

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 17, 2014 1:51 PM CST
Thumb of 2014-03-17/webesemps/a7dbf5 Any hints as to what this plant is?

It's a shade plant that goes dormant in winter and just popped up these new leaves within last three weeks in zone 9b. I've had it for the last 3 years and it's always come back with new leaves. Leaves are tinged purple when bigger. Can't seem to take much sun.
These photos taken last 2 days:

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Name: Ron
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rattlebox
Mar 17, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Reminds me of a Heuchera (eg. Coral Bells), but the leaves are usually more ornate than this and the petioles more fuzzy.

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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Mar 17, 2014 5:43 PM CST
I think it's a Ligularia but I'm not sure which one.
Probably a variety of Ligularia Osiris or dentata.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Mar 17, 2014 6:20 PM CST
Ligularia dentata... of which 'Osiris' is a variety. Edit: Or cultivar, I should have said.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 17, 2014 9:29 PM CST
Thank You! everyone for your efforts. Smiling I only remembered the name to start with an "L" and a couple of you hit it on the head. I think it is a Ligularia dentata; but which one, not so sure. Will have to study more images... Blinking
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 17, 2014 9:53 PM CST

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Ligularia dentata or variety is my thought as well. Could be L. sibirica.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 17, 2014 11:17 PM CST
Thanks, Evan; will look into those images too.

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