Plant with Gigantic Leafs

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  1. Yo_Jo

    Yo_Jo Active Member

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    I was walking around Stanley Park today and at Lost Lagoon I spotted this interesting plant with what I thought were gigantic leaves. I was thinking - is that giant skunk weed but there was not stench. After Googling it - it kinda looks like a Gunnera Manicata.

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Gunnera manicata. It eats bad little boys, according to David Tarrant, who used to be Education Co-ordinator at UBCBG.
     
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    Thanks Wendy for the confirmation.

    I thought that plant looked pretty cool at the edge of Lost Lagoon. There was also another section a little further down after the walking bridge but the leaves seem smaller.

    I am thinking of finding some Gunnera seeds and planting it on my lawn to cover up the dandelion.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This is really at the pond at Devonian Harbour Park, next to Georgia Street, right? I had a look at those last week, because the leaves looked smaller. I couldn't find any flower stalks - maybe you can - but I still thought they were G. manicata, leaves a little smoother than another species that is sometimes grown here. All the Stanley Park ones I've seen are G. manicata.
     
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    Smaller one maybe the other common one Gunnera tinctoria...see below

    Both love wet boggy ground.




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