Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)
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
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.