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Plant Search > Compass Plant
Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)
About Compass Plant
Compass Plant is a Herb. Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Plant Names (Nomenclature)
|Common Plant Name||Compass Plant|
|Scientific Plant Name||Silphium laciniatum|
|Other Common Names||compass flower|
|Other Scientific Names|
|Common Family Name||Aster|
|Scientific Family Name||Asteraceae|
|Native Status||Kansas Native||Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States|
|Growth Habit/Form||Herb||Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers|
|Life Span||Perennial||Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years|
|Maximum Height||8.0 feet||height in feet|
|Maximum Spread||3.0 feet||width in feet|
|Flower Color||Yellow,||colors of the flowers|
|Flowering Season||July - August||typical months to expect blooms|
|Reproduction||Seed Only||methods of reproduction|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun||Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
|Soil Moisture||Moist to Dry||Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
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