Grindelia squarrosa

Grindelia squarrosa

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Gum plant Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 6-36″
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: July

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Gum Plant is attractive to native bees. Flowers are very showy and makes a good restoration plant! Does well in dry, disturbed and poor quality areas.

Native Range: Native throughout most of the U.S. except the South. Native to Minnesota.

Pollinators: Bees!

Flowers: The outer part of this 1″ daisy-like flower is covered in a sticky substance.

Leaves: The oblong, toothed leaves are 1″-2.5″ long.

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: The sticky resin has a menthol scent and has been used as a bronchitis and asthma treatment. It was also used to treat wounds and to treat poison ivy rash.
Food Uses: Unpalatable to livestock!
Other Uses: The flowers were once ground and added to cigarettes to relieve asthma.
Other Names:
Gumweed, Curlycup Gumweed

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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