Grindelia camporum

Taxobox
name = "Grindelia camporum"



image_width = 240px
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Asterales
familia = Asteraceae
tribus = Astereae
genus = "Grindelia"
species = "G. camporum"
binomial = "Grindelia camporum"
binomial_authority = Greene
synonyms = "Grindelia bracteosa"
"Grindelia paludosa"
"Grindelia procera"
"Grindelia robusta"

"Grindelia camporum" is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names Great Valley gumplant and Great Valley gumweed. It is native to California and Baja California, where it can be found in a number of habitats. Its range may extend into Nevada. This hardy plant readily grows in disturbed and altered areas such as ditches and roadsides. It is a gangly weedlike perennial topping two meters in maximum height. Its erect, branching stems are lined with many stiff, wavy-edged, serrated leaves 2 to 3 centimeters long. Atop the stem branches are inflorescences of a single large flower head up to 3 centimeters wide. The head is a vaguely thistlelike cup of green clawlike phyllaries that bend downward. The center of the head is filled with yellow disc florets and there are usually many yellow ray florets around the circumference. The flower head fills with a copious white exudate, especially during the early stages of blooming.

Medicinal Use

Grindelia camporum is used in Herbal Medicine to treat bronchitis, asthma, coughs, and any condition where phlegm in the airways impedes respiration. Active constituents include resins, phenolic acids, volatile oils, flavonoids, and triterpene saponins. It is thought to act by desensitising the nerve endings in the bronchial tree and slowing the heart rate. It is also indicated for cystitis, and externally for burns, poison ivy rash, dermatitis, eczema, and skin eruptions. As the active principle is excreted via the kidneys, large doses may cause renal irritation.

External links

* [http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?609,1255,1256 Jepson Manual Treatment]
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=GRCA USDA Plants Profile]
* [http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_index&where-taxon=Grindelia+camporum Photo gallery]


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  • Grindelia camporum — ID 38027 Symbol Key GRCA Common Name Great Valley gumweed Family Asteraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, MA, NV, PA Growth Habit Subshrub, Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Grindelia camporum var. camporum — ID 38030 Symbol Key GRCAC Common Name Great Valley gumweed Family Asteraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, MA, NV, PA Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Grindelia camporum var. bracteosa — ID 38028 Symbol Key GRCAB Common Name bract gumweed Family Asteraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit Subshrub, Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Grindelia camporum Greene var. camporum — Symbol GRCAC Common Name Great Valley gumweed Botanical Family Asteraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Grindelia camporum Greene — Symbol GRCA Common Name Great Valley gumweed Botanical Family Asteraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Grindelia camporum Greene var. bracteosa (J.T. Howell) M.A. Lane — Symbol GRCAB Common Name bract gumweed Botanical Family Asteraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Grindelia camporum Greene var. parviflora Steyerm. — Symbol GRCAC Synonym Symbol GRCAP Botanical Family Asteraceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Grindelia — Grindelia …   Wikipédia en Français

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