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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Grindelia humilis.

Material uses

Yellow and green dyes are obtained from the flowering heads and pods. Aromatic.

Unknown part

Dye

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The dried leaves and flowering tops are antiasthmatic, expectorant and sedative[1]. The principal use of this herb is in the treatment of bronchial catarrh, especially when there is an asthmatic tendency[1]. The active principle is excreted from the kidneys, and this sometimes produces signs of renal irritation[1].

The plant has been used in the treatment of itching skin eruptions caused by contact with poison oak (Rhus spp.)[2].

A homeopathic remedy is prepared from the leaves and flowering stems[1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow autumn or spring in a cool greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Prick out the plants into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any well-drained soil in full sun[3]. Does well on dry sandy banks and in poor soils[3].

This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[3].

There is some confusion over the correct name for this species. The report on medicinal uses in [1] relates to G. cuniefolia, a name that has been used by two authors. G. cuniefolia. non Nutt. is said to be a synonym of G. humilis and so the entry has been made here.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Grindelia humilis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Grindelia humilis
Genus
Grindelia
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Salinity
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Grieve. A Modern Herbal. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-440-9 (1984-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  4. ? Munz. A California Flora. University of California Press (1959-00-00)


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Belongs to familyCompositae +
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Has binomial nameGrindelia humilis +
Has common nameHairy Gumweed +
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Has environmental toleranceDrought + and Salinity +
Has fertility typeInsects +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
Has hardiness zone8 +
Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has material partUnknown part +
Has material useDye +
Has mature height1.5 +
Has medicinal partUnknown part +
Has medicinal useExpectorant +, Homeopathy +, Sedative + and Skin +
Has salinity toleranceTolerant +
Has search namegrindelia humilis + and hairy gumweed +
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy + and Loamy +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
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Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
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