Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
Monday, January 14, 2013
Plant of the Week: Compass Plant
Compass plant Silphium laciniatum L.
other common names: rosinweed, turpentine plant, polar plant Silphium: an old Greek generic name relating to the resinous juice Laciniatum: Latin for “slashed”
Daisy family: Asteraceae (Compositae)