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Grindelia camporum - Greene.

Common Name Gumplant, Great Valley gumweed, Bract gumweed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards Large doses used medicinally can irritate the kidneys[165].
Habitats Dry banks, rocky fields and plains, low alkaline ground in California[71].
Range Western N. America.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Grindelia camporum Gumplant, Great Valley gumweed,  Bract gumweed


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Grindelia camporum is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

G. robusta rigida.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Antiasthmatic;  Antiinflammatory;  Antispasmodic;  Expectorant;  Homeopathy;  Sedative.

Gumplant was used by the native North American Indians to treat bronchial problems and also skin afflictions such as reactions to poison ivy[254]. It is still used in modern herbalism where it is valued especially as a treatment for bronchial asthma and for states where phlegm in the airways impedes respiration[254]. In addition, it is believed to desensitize the nerve endings in the bronchial tree and slow the heart rate, thus leading to easier breathing[254]. The herb is contraindicated for patients with kidney or heart complaints[254]. The dried leaves and flowering tops are antiasthmatic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant and sedative[4, 61, 165, 238]. The principal use of this herb is in the treatment of bronchial catarrh, especially when there is an asthmatic tendency, it is also used to treat whooping cough and cystitis[4, 61, 238]. The active principle is excreted from the kidneys, and this sometimes produces signs of renal irritation[4, 238]. Externally, the plant is used to treat burns, poison ivy rash, dermatitis, eczema and skin eruptions[61, 238]. The plant is harvested when in full bloom and can be used fresh as a poultice or dried for infusions etc[238]. A homeopathic remedy is prepared from the leaves and flowering stems[4].

Other Uses

Adhesive;  Dye.

Yellow and green dyes are obtained from the flowering heads and pods[168]. Aromatic. A possible substitute for wood rosin, used in the manufacture of adhesives etc[160]. This report probably refers to the resin that covers the flower buds.

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any well-drained soil in full sun[200]. Does well on dry sandy banks and in poor soils[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. All parts of the plant have a balsamic odour[238].

Propagation

Seed - sow autumn or spring in a cool greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Prick out the plants into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Grindelia humilisHairy Gumweed02
Grindelia lanceolataRosin Weed, Narrowleaf gumweed, Texan gumweed13
Grindelia robustaGreat Valley Gumweed12
Grindelia squarrosaRosin Weed, Curlycup gumweed23

 

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Readers comment

José Waizel-Bucay   Thu Jan 8 2009

Synomym: Grindelia robusta Nutt., G. bracteosa J.T. Howell

   Jul 20 2011 12:00AM

here in coastal oregon grindelia camporum grows in tidal flats I find a extremely useful ingrediant in cough syrup where i use the dried flower in decoction

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