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Silphium perfoliatum ~ cup plant



  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 10

  • Listed as Threatened in Michigan

  • also known as "Indian cup"

  • native to some river banks and openings in floodplain forests of southern Michigan

  • leaves egg–shaped and perfoliate around stem

  • flower heads up to 7.6cm wide, with numerous rays

  • smooth, square stem

  • up to 2.44m tall

  • blooms summer through early fall

  • native

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