Grindelia squarrosa

Grindelia squarrosa


Gum plant Category:


Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full
Height: 6″-36″
Color: Yellow
Bloom: Summer
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.

 Suggested Uses:

This plant is attractive to native bees. Flowers are very showy and makes a good restoration plant!

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.
More Information:
Other Names:
Gumweed, Curly-Cup Gumweed

Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs