name = "Grindelia"
image_width = 210px
image_caption = Curlycup gumweed "(
divisio = Magnoliophyta
genus = "Grindelia"
genus_authority = Willd.
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = Approximately 28
"Grindelia" is a genus of plants native to the
Americasbelonging to the family Asteraceae, ( Compositae). "G. squarrosa", a plant with bright yellow flowers indigenous to much of the United States, is commonly called curlycup gumweed. "G. robusta", found in the western states, is a coastal scrub bush that is reputed to have several medicinal uses. Hairy gumweed, " Grindelia cuneifolia", occurs in brackish coastal marshes of western North America, such as in some portions of the San Francisco Bayperimeter.
"Grindelia" species are used as food plants by the
larvae of some Lepidopteraspecies including "Schinia mortua".
Grindelia ciliata" - goldenweed
Grindelia fraxinipratensis" - Ash Meadows gumplant
Grindelia integrifolia" - Puget Sound gumweed
Grindelia nana" - Idaho gumplant
Grindelia stricta" - Oregon gumweed
* [http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?609,1255 Jepson Manual Treatment]
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=GRIND USDA Plants Profile]
* [http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?5168 GRIN Species list]
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