Farfugium japonicum syn. Ligularia tussilaginea is a species of flowering plant of the family Asteraceae, also known as leopard plant or green leopard plant. It is native to streams and seashores of Japan, where it is called tsuwabuki.
The leopard plant is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants belonging to the family Asteraceae. Farfugium japonicum is cultivated as an ornamental plant. Use them in both gardens and pots to brighten up shaded gardening areas. The small bright flowers and shiny leaves create a striking contrast and look very pretty planted among other flowering plants. The Giant Leopard plant is grown for its striking foliage and daisy-like flowers. The plant has a medium growth rate and sprouts in a loose clump about 24” inches tall and wide. It spreads by rhizomes, creating a carpet of large green leaves often marked with yellow or cream-colored spots. It is an evergreen perennial, meaning it stays in leaf all year long.