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sil·phi·um

 (sĭl′fē-əm)
n.
1. An extinct North African plant, often classified in the genus Ferula, that produced a resin that was a popular seasoning in ancient Greece and Rome. It became extinct in antiquity, probably from overharvesting and overgrazing.
2. A plant of the genus Silphium, such as the compass plant.

[Latin, from Greek silphion, perhaps of North African origin.]

silphium

(ˈsɪlfɪəm)
n
(Plants) an American flowering wild plant of the family Asteraceae
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Noun1.silphium - tall North American perennial herbsSilphium - tall North American perennial herbs
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
rosinweed, Silphium laciniatum - North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowers
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0 deer/ha) with decreases of preferred species (Helianthus mollis, Veronicanstrum virginicum, and Rudbeckia subtomentosa) and increases in less preferred species (Solidago canadensis and Silphium intergerifolium).
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Otros generos con especies ricas en saponinas son Aspilia, Aster, Celmisia, Centipeda, Chrysanthellum, Cynara, Grinde lia, Helianthus, Silphium, Solidago, Vernonia, Zexmenia, etc.
Perennial rice, wheat, and sorghum are examples of the wide-hybridization efforts, while KernzaTm wheatgrass and Silphium oilseed crops are examples of rapid domestication.
especially aspera), Physostegia angustifolia, Polytaenia nuttalii, Prenanthes aspera, Ratibida pinnata, Silphium spp.
Condiments included herbs such as oregano, lovage and fennel seed, spices such as cumin and coriander and more exotic substances such as spikenard, mastic and sumac and the herb known as laser or silphium, which apparently became extinct in antiquity.