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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Silphium albiflorum Gray
White rosinweed, White-flowered rosinweed, Compass Plant
USDA Symbol: SIAL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
TX Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Hillsides, Slopes, Roadsides USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater 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.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Perennial
garden, Rocky hillside Conspicuous Flowers:
Birds , Butterflies Deer Resistant:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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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 BankLBJWC-MLE-9
Collected 2009-07-10 in Lampasas County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: NPC