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Silphium perfoliatum

Flower Color: Yellow

Flower Time: Jul-Sept

Sun: Full sun to partial sun

Size: 4-7'

Moisture: moderate to wet

Notes: Attracts pollinators and/or predatory (beneficial) insects (see - provides seeds, fruit, or nectar for birds, readily re-seeds, and is an opportunistic native plant - can colonize aggressively without competition. We reserve the term invasive for non-native species that uncouple the ecological process of the ecosystems they invade. 


Photo Credit: Joshua Mayer CC BY-SA 2.0 -


Photo Credit: Karelj, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons





Cup Plant

  • * Native Plants are to be picked up on Friday, June 7th between Noon - 5pm at the Missaukee Conservation District Office in downtown Lake City. 101 S. Main Street, Lake City, MI 49651. Please call with questions 231-839-7193.

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