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Idaho Gumplant
Grindelia nana
About Idaho Gumplant (Grindelia nana) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Grindelia nana is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names Idaho gumplant and Idaho gumweed. It is native to western North America, especially the western United States, where it can be found in a number of dry habitats. This is a weedlike perennial herb growing mainly erect to heights between 20 centimeters and one meter. Its stems and foliage are mostly green with some reddish coloration. Leaves are up to 9 centimeters long. The tops of the stem branches bear flower heads one or two centimeters wide, which are bell-shaped with rounded bases. The head is a cup of green clawlike, curling or erect phyllaries. The center of the head is filled with many disc florets and the circumference is lined with golden yellow ray florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4 - 7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Red

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.3" - 79.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 2.07", Coldest Month: 27.0" - 51.0", Hottest Month: 55.4" - 77.8", Humidity: 0.04" - 26.12", Elevation: 200" - 7639"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Idaho Gumweed

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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