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Wild Flower ID

Posted by macmex 6b (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 9, 12 at 15:04

Hey folks,

Any idea what this is? It seems drought resistant.

Tahleuquah, OK



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RE: Wild Flower ID

Might be compass plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Compass Plant

RE: Wild Flower ID

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.


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

RE: Wild Flower ID

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.


RE: Wild Flower ID

Looks like a DYC to me.

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