Great Valley Gumweed

Grindelia camporum

A tough and attractive native perennial found in valleys and lowlands of California. Thick green flower buds hold bright yellow daisies Summer through Fall. Resinous blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies. The resin makes a good cough tincture, which Native North Americans used it to treat bronchial problems and skin afflictions such as reactions to poison oak and poison ivy. Said to be deer resistant.

Water: Drought tolerant once established

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: An upright gangly perennial, 18 to 24” tall, with resinous foliage and stiff leaves and flower stems

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Tolerates heavy soils

Origin: California and Baja

Additional Characteristics: California Native, Deer Resistant

Great Valley Gumweed