Entire-leaved Gumweed
(Aka Grindelia integrifolia | Puget Sound gumweed)

A perennial herb that grows from a taproot and forms colonies. It occurs all along the BC coast near beaches.

1. For a complete and detailed description of this herb, click here.

2. It is called gumweed because the leaves and flowers are “gummy”; this is due to a very sticky, white, resinous latex it contains. According to Gladys Bloomfield, when she was little, the kids on Savary used to call them sticky daisies.

3. The descriptor entire is a taxonomical term used for leaves that are smooth-edged (not divided), such as this plant's uppermost leaves.
Categories: herbs flora

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