Compassplant (Silphium laciniatum)

  • Compassplant (Silphium Laciniatum)
    Credit: Anneli Salo | Own work | License: GFDL
  • Compassplant (Silphium Laciniatum)
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. | License: PD USDA NRCS

Silphium Laciniatum, or more commonly know as Compassplant, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Silphium. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Silphium Laciniatum or Compassplant's floral region is North America US Lower 48

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Silphium
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: MI (T) OH (E) TN (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: MI (compass-plant) OH (compass-plant) TN (compass plant)

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