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coastal gumweed

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coastal gumweed flower
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Grindelia stricta

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: sun


Plant description:

This fascinating perennial has thick fleshy leaves and cheery yellow flower that bloom throughout the summer into fall. Of particular interest are the large sticky buds that ooze a white goop. Fantastic for marine shorelines.

Keywords: broad, butterflies, drought tolerant, yellow