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Silphium albiflorum (White rosinweed)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Silphium albiflorum

Silphium albiflorum A. Gray

White rosinweed, White-flowered rosinweed, Compass Plant

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SIAL

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Hillsides, Slopes, Roadsides

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Sandy, Gravelly, Limestone/chalky
Conditions Comments: This slow growing but extremely long-lived plant develops a tremendous taproot that can be as deep as 15 feet.

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Perennial garden, Rocky hillside
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-9 Collected 2009-07-10 in Lampasas County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bibliography

Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Silphium albiflorum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silphium albiflorum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silphium albiflorum

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: NPC

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