Plant ID forum: Not sure what plant this is?

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Central Indiana
iMacg3
May 28, 2018 11:20 AM CST
Hi,
I saw this plant growing in a shaded area in a garden. I really like the foliage and was interested in an identification of the plant to see if I could plant it in my garden.
Thanks.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 28, 2018 11:31 AM CST
Your photo looks like it could be mustard greens:

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Central Indiana
iMacg3
May 28, 2018 11:40 AM CST
I don't think these mustard greens. Mustard greens have slightly different shaped leaves.
The leaves are about 12" by 12". The plant itself is a 6 feet by 8 feet "patch" of plants. Leaf shape is similar to Ligularia dentata but the leaves are larger than any Ligularia dentata I've seen.

Thanks.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 28, 2018 11:45 AM CST
Welcome!

Petasites?

Central Indiana
iMacg3
May 28, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Thank You! That looks exactly like it! Thanks for helping out.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 28, 2018 12:06 PM CST
I don't know what plant hardiness zone central Indiana is considered but my first thought was it reminds me of Giant Leopard Plant (Farfugium japonicum var. giganteum) which is zone 7a and higher:

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 28, 2018 12:09 PM CST
Looking at more photos for comparison, it does indeed look more like Butterbur!

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 28, 2018 12:19 PM CST
Petasites japonicus is similar but slightly less cold hardy, apparently:

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