Compass plant

Definition of Compass plant

(Bot.) a plant of the American prairies (Silphium laciniatum), not unlike a small sunflower; rosinweed. Its lower and root leaves are vertical, and on the prairies are disposed to present their edges north and south.

See also: Compass

Related Words

Lotus americanus, prairie bird's-foot trefoil, prairie lotus, prairie trefoil, subshrub, suffrutex
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