Dec 072015
 

The season of herbaceous seed heads is with us. This tall Ligularia fischeri has elegance in the way it displays the seed and empty seed capsules down the length of its brown stem. The pods reflex back once the seed has expelled and with the rilling detail, resemble air rifle pellets. A native of Japan where it is found growing in moist north facing ravines shaded by large trees. The stems reach 2 metres with, in season, yellow flowers.

Ligularia fischeri

Ligularia fischeri

Tall sentinels of seed

Tall sentinels of seed

Ligularia fischeri

Ligularia fischeri