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Plains Gumweed (Grindelia oolepis)

Photo Credit: Bill Carr
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 155236
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Plains Gumweed (Grindelia oolepis) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Plains Gumweed can be found in Texas

Which CPC Partners conserve Plains Gumweed (Grindelia oolepis)?

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Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 08/29/2022
  • Living Collection

As of August 2022, San Antonio Botanical Garden holds this species in living collection.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

About 10 populations of this Texas Gulf Coastal Plain endemic have been seen since 1970. Although it was probably never common, most of the species' native Texas Coastal Prairie habitat has been converted to farmland, urban centers, and oil refineries, and it is now primarily confined to the margins of highways, railroads, and sidewalks. These remnant populations are susceptible to herbicide application and other right-of-way maintenance activities.

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Taxon Grindelia oolepis
Authority S.F. Blake
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 2083
ITIS 37466
Duration Perennial
Common Names Plains Gumweed
Associated Scientific Names Grindelia oolepis
State Rank
State State Rank
Texas S2
Ecological Relationships


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