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cup plant (silphium perfoliatum)
January 16, 2010, 12:24 pm
Filed under: favorite plants, gardening

Somehow I got interested in cup plant. I looked around for a while to find it. It’s native to our area, I think. Grows up to 8-10 feet tall. The leaves join into the stem in a funny way so that water is held–hence the name. It has yellow sunny little flowers and attracts a lot of pollinators. Here it is in my first community garden plot way back when. Look how wild the plot got! Kind of pretty though.

"wild" flowers in community garden plot

butterfly!

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