Grindelia in Winter


For some reason I think this plant is called grindelia, which is a rather thorny plant with yellow flowers.  It is also a bit sticky when green and in bloom.  In the winter the leaves dry and it becomes a bit more thorny.  In many ways it is well-suited for a dryish clime.  The resinous qualities of the leaves help preserve moisture, thorny qualities deter making it a lunch.  It has a pleasant scent and you can smell it when you walk by or through it.  The fields where I walk host its growth along with various grasses and flowers, all of which become a drab shade of brown as the dry season progresses.

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