Grindelia

Taxobox
name = "Grindelia"



image_width = 210px
image_caption = Curlycup gumweed "(Grindelia squarrosa)"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Asterales
familia = Asteraceae
tribus = Astereae
genus = "Grindelia"
genus_authority = Willd.
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = Approximately 28

"Grindelia" is a genus of plants native to the Americas belonging to the family Asteraceae, (Compositae). "G. squarrosa", a plant with bright yellow flowers indigenous to much of the United States, is commonly called curlycup gumweed. "G. robusta", found in the western states, is a coastal scrub bush that is reputed to have several medicinal uses. Hairy gumweed, "Grindelia cuneifolia", occurs in brackish coastal marshes of western North America, such as in some portions of the San Francisco Bay perimeter.

"Grindelia" species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including "Schinia mortua".

Selected species:
*"Grindelia buphthalmoides"
*"Grindelia camporum"
*"Grindelia chiloensis"
*"Grindelia ciliata" - goldenweed
*"Grindelia fraxinipratensis" - Ash Meadows gumplant
*"Grindelia hirsutula"
*"Grindelia integrifolia" - Puget Sound gumweed
*"Grindelia nana" - Idaho gumplant
*"Grindelia squarrosa"
*"Grindelia stricta" - Oregon gumweed

External links

* [http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?609,1255 Jepson Manual Treatment]
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=GRIND USDA Plants Profile]
* [http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?5168 GRIN Species list]


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  • Grindelia — Grin*de li*a, n. [NL. Named after D. H. Grindel, a Russian.] (Med.) The dried stems and leaves of tarweed ({Grindelia}), used as a remedy in asthma and bronchitis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grindelia — ☆ grindelia [grin dēl′yə, grindē′lē ə ] n. [ModL, after H. Grindel (1776 1836), professor of botany at Riga] any of a genus (Grindelia) of coarse plants of the composite family, with large, yellow flower heads: the dried stems and leaves are used …   English World dictionary

  • Grindelĭa — (G. Willd.), Pflanzengattung, nach Grindel benannt, aus der Familie der Compositae Asteroideae Asterineae Chrysocomeae. [654] Achyrideae, 2. Ordn. 19. Kl. L.; Arten: ausländische Strahlenblumen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Grindelĭa — W., Gattung der Kompositen, ausdauernde Kräuter oder niedrige Sträucher, oft klebrig, mit mittelgroßen oder größern, an den Zweigenden einzeln stehenden Köpfchen, meist mit Strahlblüten und einem Pappus mit 2–8 sehr leicht abfallenden Grannen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Grindelia — Grindelĭa, Kraut von der kaliforn. Komposite G. robusta Nutt; Extrakt hieraus dient gegen Asthma …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • grindélia — s. f. 1.  [Botânica] Gênero de plantas asteráceas. 2. Aurélia (planta) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Grindelia — r …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grindelia —   Grindelia (Grindelia squarrosa) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Grindelia — noun large genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America • Syn: ↑genus Grindelia • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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