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botanical name:
Grindelia camporum
Grindelia camporum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Gum Plant
synonyms:  Grindelia robusta, Grindelia procera
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Basal rosettes of leathery greyish green leaves covered with a sticky resin. Branching stems carry yellow daisy-like flowers opening from curious sticky buds, from midsummer onward.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in sun. Will thrive in poor soils and is tolerant of drought. Not very frost hardy and best in mild locations or a sheltered position.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Used medicinally by the native North Americans to treat bronchial conditions.

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