Curlycup Gumweed

Grindelia squarrosa

Summary 5

Grindelia squarrosa, also known as a curly-top gumweed or curlycup gumweed, is a small North American biennial or short-lived perennial plant.

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The scientific name for Curlycup Gumweed is Grindelia squarrosa. The Curlycup Gumweed is a yellow flower that is about an inch wide. The Curlycup Gumweed is a foot tall. The sessile leaves are slightly serrated which helps the plant stand up and tilt itself to the sun. It is an aromatic medicinal plant that may or may not have ray flowers.

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usda.gov
sutrostewards.org
pfaf.org
wildflower.org
plants.usda.gov

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  1. (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/35478170@N08/3478033983
  2. (c) Anthony Mendoza, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/39039456@N07/9666992469/
  3. (c) Anthony Mendoza, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/39039456@N07/9667002833/
  4. (c) nature80020, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/nature80020/15065771322/
  5. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindelia_squarrosa
  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Color yellow