Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Yellow

Attributes: Pollinator friendly, Drought tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 100-200 cm (39-78 in)


Prairie Dock has an impressive and unusual appearance. The leaves are all basal and shgaped like an elephant ear. The plant gives rise to a tall ( 1-3 meters stalk with large yellow daisy flowers.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email