Curlycup Gumweed

LATIN NAME
Grindelia squarrosa

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS

• Sometimes confused with “Saw-leaf daisy”, Prionnopsis ciliata.
• Common name comes from the resinous sap and curling bracts that occur on the flowering head.
• Growth 1-3 feet, has a deep root system, giving it good drought resistance.
• Livestock find it unpalatable, due to the tannins and resins it contains.
• Occurs on disturbed sites and roadsides, in dry soils.
• Many Great Plains tribes used this plant for various medicinal purposes, including: treatment of coughs, colds, stomach aches, liver disorders, snow-blindness and as a wash for saddle sores.

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