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 and is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Grindelia maritima
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).   CNPS Inventory
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Observation Search
(84 records)
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: 1.4; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Habitat: coastal

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

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS

JEF other 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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 04, 2020).