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Alkali Alkali

Curlycup Gumweed


Sunflower Family : Asteraceae

Latin Name : Grindelia squarrosa
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – poor

Remarks :

Sometimes confused with "Saw-leaf daisy", Prionnopsis ciliata. The common name comes from the resinous sap and curling bracts that occur on the flowering head. Growth 1– 3 feet, has a deep root system, giving it good drought resistance. Livestock find it unpalatable, due to the tannins and resins it contains. Occurs on disturbed sites and roadsides, in dry soils. Many Great Plains tribes used this plant for various medicinal purposes, including : treatment of coughs, colds, stomach aches, liver disorders, snow-blindness and as a wash for saddle sores.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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