All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Pacific Gumplant</strong>
<em>Grindelia stricta platyphylla</em> / Aster Family
Moss Landing, Ca
June 24, 2006<br>
This plant gets its name from the sticky white "exudation" (as one of my books calls it) found on the leaves. One of my books...
Pacific Gumplant
Grindelia stricta platyphylla / Aster Family
Moss Landing, Ca
June 24, 2006

This plant gets its name from the sticky white "exudation" (as one of my books calls it) found on the leaves. One of my books states that the white substance discourages seed beetles from laying their eggs in the plants' seeds. The flowers are large, up to 2 inches across.


clr: 5-y

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