Prairie dock-silphium terebinthinaceum:
Bloom-summer to early fall, drought tolerant
Flower-yellow with ray florets,5-6 cm across
Habitat-Midwest,prairies, seeps(a new one for me), limestone, roadsides, usual places for weeds
Faunal-bees,cattle, hummingbirds,gold finches
The final phase of the weed does exhibit a certain beauty of it’s own as it waits til next year.
pic by td, research from:
thanks for reading tim’s weed patch today!