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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.


Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam

Height: 5'-9'

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.

Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
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