Don't let the height (5-9 feet) scare you off, this is a great, easy to grow native! Loose clusters of yellow flowers bloom July through September for late season pollinator interest. Deer resistant with its course hairy leaves that resemble a pin oak leaf. The name "compass plant" comes from the fact that the leaves will typically orient north to south to avoid midday sun exposure. After the blooms, birds will eat the seeds, adding to the wildlife value. Extremely drought resistant and tolerant of cold winters and hot summers. A great addition to a wildlife/pollinator meadow!