Silphium laciniatum (Compass Plant)
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Silphium laciniatum (NGN)

Compass Plant

Yellow sunflower-like flowers that attract bees and parasitic wasps on top of stalks up to 12'. Large, flat, deeply divided, rough foliage. Leaves sit close to the ground in a cluster with each leaf reaching lengths of 18". The edges of many of the leaves point north and south, hence the name Compass Plant. Prefers dry soils.
Height: 6-8 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May,June,July,August,September,October
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22677.1G #1 0
22677.38 38 Flat 30
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna
Flower Color
Yellow
Flower Hue
Medium
Flower Height
6' to 8'
Flower Type
Head
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Coarse
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
3" to 4"
Growth Rate
Fast

Possible Substitution Plants

Silphium perfoliatum
Silphium terebinthinaceum