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Leaves much smaller than Gunnera or Rhubarb, What is it?


 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:09 am    Post subject: Leaves much smaller than Gunnera or Rhubarb, What is it? Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what is this plant? The leaves are much smaller than Gunnera or even Rhubarb.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Darmera peltata.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=darmera+peltata&client=firefox-a&hs=3Dk&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=32g-VKbKJeyS7AbMi4CIBA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=770
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be Gunnera Magellenica? Is it growing in a damp place?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
Could it be Gunnera Magellenica? Is it growing in a damp place?



Err....no!
Leaves of Gunnera magellanica are small.Just 2" - 3 "
It is a low growing, creeping ground cover.
Grass in pic gives scale.

http://www.henriettes-herb.com/galleries/photos/g/gu/gunnera-magellanica-1.html

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/15950/

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Gunnera+Magellanica&client=firefox-a&hs=hMs&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&biw=1536&bih=770&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=FuM-VO7dIMHO7gaZxoGYCQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ#rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&tbm=isch&q=Gunnera+Magellanica
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops! I have lots of the gunnera growing around my pond. My glance was too superficial and I didn't think to scale the leaves against the grass.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am rather fond of the tiny Gunnera.

If you like G. magellanica do try Gunnera flavida.
Creeping...but slowly.
Neat. Compact and has the bonus of lovely yellow berries.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22gunnera+flavida%22&client=firefox-a&hs=L2M&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&biw=1536&bih=770&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Tnk_VNsc5o_sBrShgZAG&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ

Ditto to above.....another is Gunnera prorepens which has red berries!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gunnera+prorepens&client=firefox-a&hs=14M&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=9Hk_VLWlLeea7gaR-oHYDA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=770
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As silver surfer says Looks like Darmera peltata, I have it growing in two gardens it puts up its flowers before its leaves early spring.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those Gunnera sound very interesting. I'll keep an eye open for them. Thanks, Silver Surfer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, it is Darmera Peltata... Greengage confirmed it when mentioning the flowers before the leaves!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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