Asteraceae
Grindelia nana

Idaho Gumweed

Erect stems branching from base, copper-red or yellowish but not varnished-looking. Leaves on stem, narrowly oblong, 1–3 1/2 in. long, finely toothed or entire; upper leaves sessile. Flower heads in wide bell-shaped cups created of bracts with tips rolled back into circle; 11–28 ray flowers surrounding disk of 20–50 flowers. Grows on dry sandy hills, along roads or dry fields, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--35 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
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  • Native: Yes