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Grindelia hirsutula  Hook. & Arn.  var. maritima  (Greene) M. A. Lane
Coastal gumweed,   San francisco gum plant,   San francisco gumplant
Grindelia hirsutula var. maritima is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).
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~69 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Parent: Grindelia hirsutula
Genus: Grindelia
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Ultramafic affinity: 1.4 - weak indicator / indifferent

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS + PLANTSGrindelia maritima
Information about  Grindelia hirsutula var. maritima from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).