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Farfugium japonicum - (L.)Kitam.
                 
Common Name Leopard Plant
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky cliffs near sea shores[58, 275]. In the long grass of streamside meadows[200]. Lower elevational forests, grassy slopes and valleys in China[266].
Range E. Asia - C. and S. Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Farfugium japonicum Leopard Plant


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Farfugium japonicum Leopard Plant
   
Physical Characteristics
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Farfugium japonicum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Nov to December. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Ligularia kaempferi. (DC.)Sieb.&Zucc. L. tussilaginea. (Burm.)Makino. Senecio kaempferi. DC. Tuss

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Stem.
Edible Uses:

Leaf stems - cooked[46, 61, 177]. The leaf stems are boiled in water to remove a bitter taste, the outer peel is removed and they are then added to salads, soups etc[183].
Medicinal Uses


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Antidote;  Poultice.

The leaves are antidote[218]. They are taken internally to treat fish poisoning and externally to treat lacquer poisoning[218]. They are also applied to suppurating abscesses and pox[218].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Foundation, Massing, Specimen, Woodland garden. Prefers a deep moist fertile humus-rich soil[200]. Requires a sheltered position[166]. Plants often wilt on bright sunny days if they are growing in a sunny position[200]. This species is not very hardy, tolerating temperatures down to between -5 to -10°c[200] and succeeding outdoors in a woodland garden in the milder areas of Britain[166]. A good plant for growing in a window[1]. There is possibly some confusion, in the references quoted, between this species and Ligularia japonica[K]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Attracts butterflies.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

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Conservation Status
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