Wild Flower ID

macmexAugust 9, 2012

Hey folks,

Any idea what this is? It seems drought resistant.

George

Tahleuquah, OK

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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

Might be compass plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Compass Plant

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 3:30PM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

George, I think your plant is Cup Plant - same genus - Silphium, but the species is perfoliatum. Note the leaf shape in one of the photos Dawn attached, which are more of a cut leaf type, and then check the leaves on the attached photo of S. perfoliatum and compare them to your 2nd photo. The leaves on S. perfoliatum are attached at the stem, forming a cup shape.

Silphiums are very good wildlife plants for birds, butterflies, and insects.

Susan

Here is a link that might be useful: Silphium perfoliatum aka Cup Plant

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 8:44PM
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macmex

Thank you! I bet it is a cup plant, as the leaves more closely match. This one is growing in our neighbor's field, which is somewhat overgrown. Sounds like a very beneficial plant.

George

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 3:19PM
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mulberryknob

Looks like a DYC to me.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 7:36PM
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