||Meadows, fields, roadsides
||Up to 20 yellow flower heads form a ray flower about 1″ wide with outward curling green bracts. They exude a sticky gum-like resin.
||Oval simple leaves 1-2″ long often wavy or curled edges and coarse teeth, usually without a leafstalk.
||Gumweed originated in the American West and has expanded its range into our area. It is one of the first plants to grow after construction or in a heavily grazed field or pasture.