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Susan C. Dunlap
Butterflies in Mind - Perennials. This book is a definitive guide to perennial nectar plants preferred by US butterflies. It empowers you to feed, attract, support (and help identify) nectar-feeding butterflies that reside in the US....

Grindelia hirsutula

Family: Asteraceae


Synonym: Grindelia stricta

Native to: California, Oregon


Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect

Max height: 3 feet

Max width: 2 feet






Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil types: average, poor

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: moderate

Grindelia is a member of the Compositae (Aster) family with 88 species. The milky quality to the young blossoms lent this plant the common name GUMWEED. Grindelia camporum can grow to six feet tall.

Grindelia hirsutula is a yellow-flowering cultivated perennial that grows to 3'tall by 2' wide in Zones 7-9, and flowers in summer and fall. It can be grown from seed in average or poor soil. Grindelia hirsutula is native to California and Oregon and grows as either a perennial or a shrub. Other GUMWEEDS are ciliata, hirsutula, and squarrosa.

Grindelia appeals to Junonia coenia, COMMON BUCKEYE.