compass flower

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Related to compass flower: compass plant, Silphium laciniatum
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Noun1.compass flower - any of several plants having leaves so arranged on the axis as to indicate the cardinal points of the compass
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
composite plant, composite - considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
horse thistle, Lactuca scariola, Lactuca serriola, prickly lettuce - European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States
rosinweed, Silphium laciniatum - North American perennial having a resinous odor and yellow flowers
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what a long jagged string of broken bird song they must have made as they gathered there by the ears deaf with sleep and the hands empty as waves (The Compass Flower 10)
Among his later works are The Compass Flower (1977), Finding the Islands (1982), The Rain in the Trees (1988), and Travels (1993).
His following volumes include The Carrier of Ladders (1963), Writings to an Unfinished Accompaniment (1973), The Compass Flower (1977), Opening the Hand (1983), and The Rain in the Trees (1988).