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Herb - Gumweed
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Aka “curlytop” or “Curlycup” gumweed. An aromatic, drought-tolerant medicinal native to the western US. Valued late season native bee pollinator, flowering through September. Grows to about 3 ft, with yellow, daisy-like flowers. Flower bud resin prized in teas and tinctures for treating asthma and as topical remedy for poison oak and poison ivy.
Start indoors or sow directly in sunny garden spot. Light-sensitive seed; tamp seeds into soil surface, do not cover. Keep soil moist until germination. Likes sandy, well-draining soils and tolerates dry conditions. Grows to 3 ft.
drought, salt-tolerant sunflower family member with flattened inch-wide yellow flowers
thrives on dry sand slopes and grasslands
tap root draws up minerals and micronutrients from soil
technically a perennial, in colder climates, treat as self-seeding annual
flowers /pods make pretty green and yellow dyes
harvest flower pods when filled with milky latex; dry to resin away from sun
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Perennial (treat as self-seeding annual in colder climates)
Days to Germinate: 10-20
Days to Harvest: 75
Farm Type: Ecologically Farmed
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Easy
Seed Storage : About 2-4+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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