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Native to US:
Seeding Rate: 1 lb. / Acre
Scientific Name: Grindelia camporum
Gum plant, also known as the Great Valley gum plant and the Great Valley gumweed, is a perennial herb endemic to the chaparral and woodland habitats of California and Baja California; possibly extending to Nevada. This hardy plant has branching stems of sticky, glandular hairs that produce resinous gum on its flower heads and leaves, though they can also be completely hairless. Its large flowers are distinctive bright yellow flowers with a cone-shaped center. Gum plants are well-adapted to dry and sunny conditions of grasslands and open fields.
Gum plants were used in traditional medicine for their expectorant and antispasmodic properties. Its flowers bloom from April through October, attracting pollinators such as butterflies and bees, contributing to local ecosystems. Its flowers bloom from May through November, attracting pollinators such as butterflies and bees, contributing to local ecosystems.
Host Plant: orange tortrix moth, white-lined sphinx, bordered patch, western yellow striped armyworm, spotted straw sun moth, sunflower moth, and many butterfly caterpillars
Each wildflower seed packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
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