Gumweed

Genus Grindelia
Aster Family (Asteraceae/Compositae)








Gumweed
(Grindelia squarrosa)

This plant is common along roadsides and in waste places. It grows 1 to 2 feet tall. It is easy to recognize by the bracts of the flower heads. They are covered with a sticky substance, and are curled away from the head. (The plant is also called "Curlycup".)




Near Bicknell
Wayne County, Utah

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Photographed
by Sandra Bray