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May 28, 2018 11:20 AM CST
Central Indiana
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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May 28, 2018 11:31 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Your photo looks like it could be mustard greens:

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May 28, 2018 11:40 AM CST
Central Indiana
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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May 28, 2018 11:45 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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May 28, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Central Indiana
Thank You! That looks exactly like it! Thanks for helping out.
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May 28, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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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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May 28, 2018 12:09 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Looking at more photos for comparison, it does indeed look more like Butterbur!

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

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