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Silphium laciniatum

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: low, medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 5'-10'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, cottage garden plant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage

Silphium laciniatum (compassplant)
  • Silphium laciniatum (compassplant)
  • Silphium laciniatum (compassplant)
  • Silphium laciniatum (compassplant)

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Description

Silphium laciniatum

Also known as:

compassplant

,

rosinweed

,

gum weed

,

cut-leaf silphium

,

turpentine plant

,

compass plant

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CO, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: OH
  • Threatened: MI, TN

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Silphium rosinweed
Species Silphium laciniatum compassplant