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Silphium terebinthinaceum - Jacq.

Common Name Prairie Dockm, Prairie rosinweed, Lucy Braun's rosinweed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Prairies, dry woods and glades[222, 235].
Range Eastern N. America - Ontario to Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie Dockm, Prairie rosinweed, Lucy Braun


Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie Dockm, Prairie rosinweed, Lucy Braun
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Silphium terebinthinaceum is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 4. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Gum

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Diuretic  Emetic  Expectorant  Tonic  Vermifuge

A tea made from the roots is vermifuge and a tonic for general debility[4, 61, 222]. A tea made from the leaves is emetic, it has been used in the treatment of coughs, lung ailments and asthma[4, 61, 222]. A resin in the plant is diuretic[4, 61, 222].

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Other Uses

Gum

A gum or resin that is obtained from the stem can be chewed to cleanse the mouth and teeth[207].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in any ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a deep moisture retentive moderately fertile soil that is not too nitrogen rich, in sun or dappled shade[200]. Succeeds in the wild or woodland garden[200]. Plants have a deep and extensive root system which makes transplanting difficult[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring[188]. This is very difficult due to the deep and extensive root system.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Marjatta Wirta   Wed Nov 15 2006

you can have from roots shades of red dyes.

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B and T world seeds www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/ - are a UK based firm that supply seeds of this plant world wide, you can order online

nana   Thu Nov 5 2009

I want to know something about Silphium terebinthinaceum's leaves. they are unifacial leaves.could you give me some photos of the leaves? I want to know how distribute the leaves. Thank you!

david   Thu Nov 5 2009

This site has no photos as yet, suggest searching under images or a book.

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Viplesh Bhadoo   Tue Jan 5 2010

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