Friday, September 9

sticky, sticky, Sticky

Commonly known as Curlycup gumweed, a native flower of dry prairie places. Know to both modern herbalists  and to Native people as a medicinal herb, it was used for everything from a poultice for poison ivy to a treatment for breathing problems to a remedy for saddle sores on horses and skin rashes on humans. The downward curving bracts exude a sticky resin, hence its common name. A September bloomer and an obvious friend to bees.

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