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.