Another Roadside flower!!!

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  1. aspenglo53

    aspenglo53 Active Member

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    Here is a wildflower/weed that has me stumped! I am in Central Saskatchewan. I cannot find it in my wildflower books! Thanks for looking , Andrea
     

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    Could this be Gumweed (grindella squarrosa). It grows along Highway 41 close to Saskatoon.
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Quite possibly -- if it is anything like the Grindelia species I've encountered, a gentle squeeze of the flower bud should be enough to detect a turpentine-like smell on one's fingers.
     
  4. aspenglo53

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    Thanks to you both for the ID! Much appreciated, Andrea
     
  5. kevind76

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    Most definitely Gumweed!
     
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    Love the Tom Robbins and 'Hip reference in your title...
     

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