PUGENT SOUND GUMWEED
HEIGHT: 8 - 40 inches
HABITAT: Wet prairies, vernal pools, salt marshes
SEEDING RATE: 5 lbs per acre with approximately
128,000 seeds per lb
Pugent Sound Gumweed is a member of the sunflower family. The flower heads are covered with a resinous substance. Thrives in clay soils and readily self-sows. Because it is one of the few flowers that blooms up until November, it is a good source of pollen for butterflies, bees and other insects.
Planting instructions: For general ground prep (click here.) Plant 1/4-1/2 inch deep.
Gumweed does not bloom until the second year. The picture to the left is an example of what the first year growth looks like.
Gumweed oozes a sticky white residue.