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Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Habitat: Forests, Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Yellow

Attributes: Drought tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

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


Compass plant is one of the largest-leaved plants of the Ontario tallgrass prairie. It has huge basal leaves and long flower stalk which hold 5-10 centimter wide flower heads.


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