Towering, thick-stemmed, large-leaved plant crowned by sunflower-like yellow-orange flowers. The opposite leaves are connected to each other around the stem, forming a small cup that collects water and attracts birds. Full sun, medium to wet soil (Cup Plant grows taller in wetter soil). Tolerates clay soil. Blooms July-Sept. 6-9'.

Silphium perfoliatum (Cup Plant)