gumweed


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Related to gumweed: curlycup gumweed, poison oak

gum·weed

 (gŭm′wēd′)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Grindelia in the composite family, native to the Americas, having yellow, rayed flower heads and sticky leaves, stems, and bracts. Also called gum plant.
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Noun1.gumweed - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinallygumweed - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock
genus Grindelia, Grindelia - large genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America
Grindelia robusta - perennial gumweed of California and Baja California
curlycup gumweed, Grindelia squarrosa - perennial gumweed of western and central North America
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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This region had sparse vegetation which quickly dried out in summer, along with a few scattered larger plants such as Gumweed, Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus), and Common Orache (Atriplex patula).
Xeric grasslands occur primarily on south- and east-facing slopes and are dominated by a few grasses such as Idaho fescue Festuca idahoensis and bluebunch wheatgrass Pseudoroegneria spicata, and forbs such as low gumweed Grindelia nana (Stewart et al.