This plant, more commonly known as Prairie Dock, is another of the impressive Silphiums. It has huge basal leaves, then a stem that can reach up to the sky. This plant is unmistakable in appearance and makes you think of North America thousands of years ago when large megafauna roamed the land. It would fit right in with mastadons and stag-moose and horses, etc.
The species name, terebinthinaceum, is unique to this plant. It means “smells like turpentine”. I’ve not had the presence of mind to sniff a crushed leaf or stem of Prairie Rosinweed, but when I do I’m sure it’ll smell like turpentine.