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Silphium asteriscus (Starry rosinweed)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Silphium asteriscus

Silphium asteriscus L.

Starry Rosinweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: SIAS2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IN , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 276 - New combinations in Silphium (Asteraceae : Heliantheae) (2004) J. A. Clevinger

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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