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August Wildflower of the Month

Updated: Jan 16

The bright, showy flowers of VISTA’s Starry Rosinweed (Silphium astericus) attract butterflies and native bees among other pollinators. Gardeners appreciate that this native plant blooms over a long period of time. Bird admirers appreciate that birds enjoy feeding on this flower’s seed head. Starry rosinweed self-seeds when allowed. Hint: Resist spreading too much mulching, so that seeds left behind find fertile ground in which to establish.

Just take a look at the Starry Rosinweed bloom, bud, and seed head!

Here you can see the Starry Rosinweed growing alongside Coreopsis, Ironweed, and Muhly grass in VISTA’s Native Plant Landscape beside the pavilion.

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