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Silphium gracile 
Simpson Rosinweed

Item #: 3121
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Perennial
Bloom: July-Sept
Height: 2-6'
Planting Rates: 20 sq. ft.

1 pkt - $6



Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
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for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of Texas
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Wildflowers of Houston & Southeast Texas


Simpson Rosinweed is a coarse, hairy perennial. The stems seem to grow to irregular heights, even when growing in the same area. It's common name comes from the sticky sap it exudes from stem and leaves. This sap was used by both Indians, and the children of early settlers, as chewing gum! .

Honey Bee visits Simpson Rosinweed at
Opal B Roberts Landscape of Hopes and Dreams in Junction, Texas where the model school raingarden attracts a diversity of pollinators


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