Pretty perennials with heart-shaped leaves and perfect yellow, daisy-like flowers, typically in spring. Many enjoying full sun, but D. pardalianches happy in a shadier spot.

As with all 'daisy-like' flowers, the disc-flowers in the centre of the flowerhead produce nectar and pollen that are attractive to insects. The leopard's-banes are especially useful for providing insect resources in shadier spots where they will cater for bees, hoverflies and butterflies that are happy to forage out of full sun. Because of their uses in folk medicine, they have been cultivated for centuries and some species are now very well established in the wild, in woodland and similar shaded habitats especially in northern and western Britain, almost appearing to be native.

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