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Grindelia integrifolia (Gumweed)

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Copyright © 2006 Mary Jo Adams

 

Another native species common on Island County beaches, Grindelia integrifolia belongs to the sunflower family.  These shrub-like plants grow to 2-1/2 feet in height and are laden with bright yellow sunflower-like blooms that reach a diameter of 2-1/2 inches.    Immature flower heads have a bur-like appearance and exude a white sticky substance.  This species blooms from June until November.  Other common names for this plant are Puget Sound gumweed, resinweed, gum plant, and entire leaved gumweed.     

 

 

This page was created by Mary Jo Adams on 8/22/06.

 

 

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