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Gum Plant

Grindelia camporum
As low as $22.66
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SKU
W-GRCA-N
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Growing Region:
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Germination Rate:

Normal

Height:

24-96"

Colors:

Yellow

Water:
Low Water
Native to US:

Yes

Life Form:

Perennial

Blooms:

Spring
Summer
Fall

Product Specifications:

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.

Produced by Hedgerow Farms

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