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Grindelia hirsutula Update: It’s a Weed

Grindelia hirsutula is an open, rangy plant

Despite its native California pedigree, Grindelia hirsutula is weed. By that I mean a plant that looks weedy despite being purchased and planted by me! In an earlier post, I wasn’t so sure about whether Grindelia hirsutula would make the cut. Husband hates it so its fate is sealed. Its only redeeming feature is that it attracts native pollinators. Therefore the execution is stayed until after it finishes blooming. Up close, the Grindelia hirsutula flowers are very pretty. However, the plant’s rangy habit makes […]

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