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Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant

Very large basal leaves, up to 18" long, orient themselves on a north-south axis to minimize sun exposure-
giving rise to the common name. Large, yellow, sunflower-like flowers on tall, stiff stems to 9'!

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture
Very Adaptable
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower/Foliage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Bloom Time
July - September
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Silphium laciniatum

Grows easily and tolerates poor soils.