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Plant Details

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Prairie Rosinweed, Prairie Dock, Prairie-dock

Scientific Name:

Silphium terebinthinaceum

Genus:

Silphium

Species Epithet:

terebinthinaceum

Common Name:

Prairie Rosinweed, Prairie Dock, Prairie-dock

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Mafic or calcareous glades, barrens, woodlands, prairies, and roadsides. Rare in NC Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

Noted in Mecklenberg, Person, Stanley and Union counties. Historical sighting in Wake, not recently observed. NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G4G5

Plant

image

Tom Harville
Sep 08

Buds & Leaves

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Tom Harville

Buds

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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