prairie dock


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Related to prairie dock: silphium terebinthinaceum
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Noun1.prairie dock - stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns
genus Parthenium, Parthenium - small genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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See prairie dock, compass plant, iron weed, cardinal flower, great blue lobelia and a host of others.
Common forbs included Aster laevis (smooth aster), Silphium terebinthinaceum (prairie dock), Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod), and Coreopsis tripteris (tall tickseed).