Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Cup Plant

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Silphium perfoliatum

Flower Description:

Daisy-like blossoms of light yellow rays (20-40) around a darker yellow center about 3 inches in diameter.

FamilyAster
Season BloomMid-late summer
HabitatA very tall, dramatic plant with opposite leaves that form a cup around the stem to hold water for insects and birds, hence its common name. One of the tallest prairie plants. Requires considerable garden space.
CyclePerennial
Height4-8'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are large, rough, triangular-like with coarsely toothed margins. They are opposite and upper leaves envelope the stem to form the "cup".
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland