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A hardy, drought resistant plant once established, though it may take multiple years to do so. With distinct, deeply lobed leaves and an inflorescence that takes up most of its height, compass* plant always adds interest to a planting!


Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy, Tolerates Poor Soil

Height: 5'-9'

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Jul-Sep

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly bees and flies, but butterflies are occasional visitors. Supports a relatively small number of insects.

*Not a reliable means of orientation, please use an actual magnetic compass.

Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)
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