Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2909

Forb
Perennial

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in prairies, limestone barrens, calcareous glades, also sometimes cultivated (including outside of its native distribution), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately divided
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers functionally staminate/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 27-38 ray flowers, notched at apex
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silphium laciniatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silphium laciniatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Compass-plant