Stock photo of Ligularia stenocephala growing wild beside a beautiful stream in the mountainous forests of central Japan. The Ligularia is more commonly known as Rocket Ligularia or simply The Rocket due to its towering flower spikes. It is a perennial flowering plant that usually (if conditions are prevailing) produces tall long flowering spikes full of yellow flowers. Ligularia stenocephala is a very showy and hardy perennial plant. Its favourite habitat where it grows best is in wet areas with a temperate climate, cool and wet with partial sun or dappled shade as can be found in forests. This beautiful nature picture has all the hallmarks of the perfect growing conditions for Ligularia stenocephala where it thrives in such conditions.