Compass Plant

Seven Seeds Farm

$ 5.00

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum


A towering queen of the midwestern prairies related to sunflowers, they can grow to 8’ high and produce a profusion of small yellow flowers.  Used by native tribes as an expectorant for coughs.  Aldo Leopold once said, "What a thousand acres of Silphiums looked like when they tickled the bellies of the buffalo is a question never again to be answered, and perhaps not even asked." May he be proved wrong. 

Packet: (.35g ~ 30 seeds) 

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