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Weed or Wonderful

Grindelia hirsutula

I’m beginning to think that this California native Hairy Gumplant, Grindelia hirsutula, is breaking the rule about no weeds in the garden. It is supposed to become covered with pretty yellow flowers. While I see lots of prickly buds, I am NOT impressed with the rangy habit and insipid leaves. I’ll wait for the blooms after which, this plant may be shovel pruned.

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