What Is Rosinweed: Should You Grow Rosinweed In Gardens

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What Is Rosinweed: Should You Grow Rosinweed In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is rosinweed? A sunflower-like wildflower, rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) is named for the sticky sap that oozes from cut or broken stems. This cheery plant is a member of the Asteraceae family, along with daisies, mums, sunflowers, marigolds and dandelions. Growing rosinweed plants couldn’t be easier. Read on to learn about growing rosinweed in gardens. Is Rosinweed a Weed? Rosinweed is an aggressive plant that spreads by seed, and to a lesser degree, by underground rhizomes. The plant shouldn’t be planted with smaller, less vibrant plants, but will do well where it has room to spread, such as a wildflower garden, prairie, meadow, or other area where it can naturalize freely. Rosinweed Plant Information Native to much of North America, rosinweed is hardy and drought tolerant, thanks to its long, sturdy root that taps into moisture deep in the soil. Look

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