Puget Gumweed (Grindelia integrifolia)

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A cheerful mid-summer pollinator magnet!

Puget gumweed is typically found in rocky soil along shorelines, or in meadows. Its yellow flowers bloom in summer, and are food sources for all different butterflies and bees. Birds eat the sunflower-like seeds in the late summer as well. Gumweed gets its name from the bitter, medicinal resin that is produced just before flowers bloom.

"Grindelia integrifolia" by John Leszczynski