Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
A.k.a. cup rosinweed. A taller plant with sunflower-like flowers. So called because the broad leaves hold water where they meet at the stem. Supports a wide variety of pollinators!
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul-Sep
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, butterflies, skippers, wasps, and flies. Seed eating birds, particularly goldfinches, eat the seeds. Colonies provide shelter for birds, who will drink water from the ‘cups’. Commonly grazed by mammals.