Plant ID forum: What's this please?

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Medici1449
Jul 17, 2017 2:16 PM CST

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Iv had this plant 3 years, in a warm sunny, southerly facing flower bed in lincolnshire, and this is the first year it's done anything special. Previous years it's been eaten till it was a skeleton on leaf veins. This year iv been spraying everything with bi carb, and this plant hasnt been eaten, and instead produced this pod. Anyone any ideas, please? Leaves are 4-6 inch round and flat, green o the top and red underneath. Many thanks
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islander
Jul 17, 2017 3:34 PM CST
The pod looks like a gal. The plant looks like Ligularia.
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tofitropic
Jul 18, 2017 2:29 AM CST
I support the Ligularia ID (L dentata perhaps). Can you cut open the gall structure to confirm gall ID. That are such a cool gall, I notice you got more than one there. I would encourage that gall to exist if I could, if they are that cool.
The only gall that I fond of are gall of "makomotake" (Zizania latifolia) since it is edible and tasty. Other galls "no!!"... but this one is cool

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