Coastal Gumweed

Grindelia integrifolia
  • Description: Perennial herb with fuzzy stems. Toothed leaves are resin-dotted. Bright yellow flowers are subtended by bracts that are covered in a white, sticky latex or ‘gum’.
  • Habitat: Beaches, rocky shores, salt marches, coastal bluffs, and roadsides.
  • Harvest: Flowers bloom in late summer, and can be harvested at any time.
  • Use: The flowers are anti-spasmodic and are an excellent expectorant.
  • Fun Fact:  The resin has a delicious spicy-sweet smell, like incense. Pairs well with Yarrow for a colorful late-season display.

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