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Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)
  • Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)

    Type: Native Perennial

    Height: 5-9' tall; 1-3' spread

    Sun: Full Sun

    Flowers: Yellow

    Water: Medium moisture in well drained soils


    Tall and sturdy, sunflower-like flowers (5" wide!) bloom in the summer. Split stems exude a gragrant resin. Tolerates poor soil.

    • Photo Credit

      Frank Mayfield from Chicago area, USA [CC BY-SA (]

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