Grindelia stricta var. platyphylla

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Species Name: Grindelia stricta var. platyphylla
Common Name: Coastal Gumplant

Dense mass of bright green folliage. Beautiful flowers resemble sunflowers and are excellent forage for butterflies. Leaves are a little sticky to the touch. Recommended on coast in full sun.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, South Coast, Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Windswept coastal bluffs and dunes below 680'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.