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    07 / 12 / 2015

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This plant was in our pine island when we moved in 15 years ago. Its leaves resemble some sort of acanthus but the flower spike rules that out. The leafy part is about a foot tall and a foot across and less than 10 leaves. At the end of the 8′ spike are a few yellow flowers that resemble a daisy. They are about 1 1/2″ across. The plant is dormant in the winter and comes back each spring/summer.


  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Well that’s 2 id as silphium compositum, but the white veins and the joints on the stems still leave me wondering whether it might be a rudbeckia. The difference between the Silphium flower and rudbeckia are profound. Silphium has a similarity to sunflower, while the rudbeckia is a coneflower… Hence, my interest in seeing a clear flower pic.

    July 14th, 2015 at 8:47pm

  • Cindy Leaf Lover says:

    You are exactly right! Once we got a name , we took a closer look and it matches. Thank you! Not knowing was driving me crazy.

    July 14th, 2015 at 6:20pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:


    July 14th, 2015 at 5:41pm

  • Brandi Unregistered says:

    I believe that is a sunflower. I have about of those. Some people like them. But I dig mine out.

    July 14th, 2015 at 5:29am

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