Kirengeshoma palmata, a woodland plant that devours shade. Here in the woodland area it has bulked up in the two seasons since transplanting. The plant does show signs of drought stress when we are the beneficiaries of a dry spell during summer.
Now in full flower on stems reaching 1.4 – 1.7 metres tall. The stems have a grey lustre and support masses of rough cabbage like leaves of palmate shape.
The flower bud emerges grey bullet like parting the green sepals; a spiralling arrangement follows with the fully developed flower a fresh yellow with thick petals. The terminal peduncle is a collection of buds but also clusters of buds are found at each descending leaf axil.