Taxon  Report   3964    
Grindelia hirsutula  Hook. & Arn.  var. maritima  (Greene) M. A. Lane
Coastal gumweed,  San francisco gum plant, San francisco gumplant
Grindelia hirsutula var. maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Grindelia maritima
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Grindelia
Parent: Grindelia hirsutula
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Habitat: coastal

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

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Grindelia hirsutula

Alternate Names:
CNPS + PLANTS: Grindelia maritima
More information about  Grindelia hirsutula var. maritima
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 24, 2019).