from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant of the genus Grindelia.
- noun In pharm., an official drug which consists of the leaves and flowering tops of Grindelia robusta and G. squarrosa.
- noun A genus of asteroid composites, coarse herbs or sometimes shrubby, with rather large radiate terminal heads of yellow flowers, and with the foliage usually covered with a viscid balsamic secretion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) The dried stems and leaves of tarweed (Grindelia), used as a remedy in asthma and bronchitis.
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- noun large genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America
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Other plants include giant helleborine orchid Epipactis gigantea, button cactus Epithelantha micromeris, Guadalupe jewelflower Streptanthus sparsiflorus, Havard's gumweed Grindelia havardii and resurrection plant Selaginella pilifera.
Grindelia resins have properties similar to the terpenoids in wood and gum rosins, which are used commercially in adhesives, varnishes, paper sizings, printing inks, soaps, and numerous other industrial applications
Grindelia camporum: potential cash crop for the arid southwest.
The potential for the commercial utilization of resins from Grindelia camporum.
Diterpene acids from Pinus (a, b) and Grindelia (c, d) are remarkably similar.
Grindelia camporum is a 0. 5-1.5 m resinous perennial shrub.
Flowering phenology and outcrossing in tetraploid Grindelia camporum Greene.
With increasing costs and declining supplies of these wood-based materials, substitutions with Grindelia resins in this market (700,000 tons per year) may become practical.
Several species of Grindelia occur along the North American Pacific Coast in estuaries or salt marsh habitats.
Grindelia resins have properties similar wood rosins, which are used in a wide variety of industrial applications.