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tar·weed

 (tär′wēd′)
n.
Any of several resinous western North American plants of the genus Madia and closely related genera of the composite family, having yellow flower heads and sticky aromatic foliage.

tarweed

(ˈtɑːˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) a generic term for plants belonging to the sunflower family because of their resinous secretion and pungent scent
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Noun1.tarweed - any of various resinous glandular plants of the genus Madia; of western North and South America
genus Madia, Madia - genus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open in morning or evening but closed in bright light
Chile tarweed, madia oil plant, Madia sativa, melosa - South American herb with sticky glandular foliage; source of madia oil
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.tarweed - any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinallytarweed - 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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Several million years ago, a California tarweed seed traveled 2,000 miles across the Pacific to Hawaii.
In particular, yellowflower tarweed Holocarpha virgata co-occurred in 95% of survey plots, annual agoseris Agoseris heterophylla in 82%, and bigflower agoseris Agoseris grandiflora in 79%.
We are now conducting studies comparing the belowground growth and development of stinkwort with two other common grassland annual species: yellow starthistle and virgate tarweed (Holocarpha virgata [A.
Bitterbrush communities occurred on the sandy soils of the northern portion of the study area and were dominated by antelope bitterbrush with an understory of annual grasses (primarily cheatgrass) and forbs including western wallflower (Erysimum occidentale) and cluster tarweed (Madia glomerata).
The fires roasted nutritious Tarweed seeds, a fire-resistant plant similar to the sunflower, as well as grasshoppers and caterpillars.
I think my mentor, Jasper (the person I worked for), wanted to show me what it was like to not only jig sacks but also to do it in almost the worst itch wheat there was (only Tarweed would surpass the agony).
honey samples from different flora sources and geographical locations were supplied by the National Honey Board: Tarweed, Blackberry, Cottonseed, Buckwheat and Rabbitbush.
You will imbibe the mint fragrance of yerba buena (Satureja douglasii) and the raspberry aroma of Santa Susana tarweed.