Plant ID forum: My mystery plant no. 2

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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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Oct 27, 2015 12:37 PM CST
Please help with identification of this wildflower that I found growing in my yard here in Georgia zone 7a. The leaves are rigid and have a sandpaper-like surface. It seems to grow on individual stems, not bushy and tops out at about 3'-4' tall. The closest name I can find in a wildflower data base is Euphorbia. Thank you!

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Oct 27, 2015 12:47 PM CST


It's a Silphium of some type. I would guess Starry Rosinweed (Silphium asteriscus) , but there are a few similar species.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Oct 27, 2015 1:24 PM CST
I agree, Silphium and it does look a lot like S. asteriscus that Kent linked to which is found in many parts of the South:

Another Silphium found in Georgia is Mohr's Rosinweed (Silphium mohrii)

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