Compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)
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Compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

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This Compass plant, also known as Silphium laciniatum, is a tall and sturdy plant that can reach up to 10 feet in height. It is characterized by its deeply lobed and toothed leaves that align themselves along a North-South axis, giving it the ability to track the sun throughout the day. Its unique features make it a perfect addition to any garden or landscape, providing both aesthetic appeal and educational value.

Shade Tolerance: Full to part sun

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Soils: Sand, Loam

Height: 5-9' tall

Bloom Time: July-September

Color: Yellow

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Butterflies


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