Grindelia stricta

Gum plant

  • Height:   under 1 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Salt Tolerance:   high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   123,000
  • 3033
  • 3034
  • 3035
  • 3036
  • 3037
  • 3038

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Grindelia stricta

Common Name:Gumweed

Grindelia stricta, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub
Habitat:coastal salt-marsh

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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