Compass Plant is a large perennial that is native to the tallgrass region of the U.S. and Canada. It gets its name from the fact that the lower leaves orient themselves in a north-south direction to avoid intensive sun exposure. Compass Plant has deeply divided leaves and produces numerous yellow flowers from mid- to late summer. Has large, deep roots which make it difficult to transplant once established. Recommended for pollinator and naturalized gardens as well as prairie plantings. Flowers attract butterflies, honey bees and wild bees.