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Plant Details

Silphium compositum

Kidneyleaf Rosinweed

Scientific Name:

Silphium compositum

Common Name:

Kidneyleaf Rosinweed

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

yellow

Size in Feet:

2 - 9 ft.

Light:

sun, part-shade

Soil Moisture:

xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

May to September

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Habitat Description:

sandhills, other xeric forests

Notes:

Perhaps worth dividing further into two taxa: S. compositum sensu stricto, restricted to the Coastal Plain and extreme lower Piedmont, and distributed from se VA through the Carolina Coastal Plain to extreme e. GA, a distribution very similar to those of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Cirsium repandum, and Vaccinium crassifolium. And S. collinum Greene, with less deeply lobed leaves, and distributed from se. and sc. VA, nc. NC, sw. NC and ne. AL south to sc. SC, c. GA, and ec. AL. - Weakley Nov 2012 Flora

Flower

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Flowering stalk

The flowers come atop a leafless stem that can be up to 9 ft tall.

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Paynter, Wilmington, September, 2013

Basal leaves

The deeply indented, 4 - 12" leaves with usually reddish veins or stems are distinctive.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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