Carolinas and Georgia

1385

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silphium compositum var. compositum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silphium compositum var. compositum   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-54-002a:
Silphium compositum var. compositum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kidneyleaf Rosinweed, Rhubarb-leaved Rosinweed, Compass Plant, Carolina Rosinweed


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Look for it in sandhills, other xeric forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers functionally staminate/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 6-12 ray flowers, notched at apex
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Silphium compositum var. compositum   FAMILY Asteraceae

Kidneyleaf Rosinweed, Rhubarb-leaved Rosinweed, Compass Plant, Carolina Rosinweed