Grindelia ciliata, Spanish Gold


Historical Uses: First Nations People were reported to use use the flowers and leaves in the treatment of bronchitis and asthma as well as healing sores. Powered flower heads were smoked to relieve asthma, flower heads were boiled and used as a wash for skin diseases, scabs, and sores. Gumweed teas were made to treat stomach aches, kidney trouble, coughs, pneumonia, and colds

  • Listing ID: 2657
  • Duration: Short Lived Perennial/Biennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-2
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: July-September
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full sun
  • Latin Name: Grindelia ciliata
  • Common Name: Spanish Gold
  • Eco-Region: 251-F