Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: July
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.
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.
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