Cup Plant

Latin Name: 
Silphium perfoliatum

Named cup plant because its leaves hold water for birds and insects. Produces attractive, daisy-like yellow flowers in the summer.

Photo by  Justice, W.S., courtesy of Smithsonian Institution. http://botany.si.edu/plantimages/

Upland
Shoreline
Type: 
Perennial
Source: 
Locally sourced native
Soil: 
Moist, well drained
Sun: 
Full sun
Seedling Height: 
2 inch square pot
Maximum Height: 
2m
Potted or Root: 
Potted
Price: $7.50