Rosinweeds in the Wildflower Garden 

If you like daisies and sunflowers, grow rosinweed with them. During flowering, these native wildflowers attract bees and butterflies with their cheerful yellow blooms.  

Rosinweeds are North American. Over 15 species flourish across the continent in various settings. Rosinweeds have sturdy stalks and leaves like sunflowers.  

Native Americans chewed the plant's sticky secretion, which gave rise to the common term "rosinweed," much like gum.  

Once planted, rosinweeds have deep tap roots, so it's best to leave them alone. Being perennials, they come back every year, and some varieties self-seed quite a little.   

Before flowering, the majority of rosinweed species tend to grow to a height of three to eight feet, sometimes even becoming a little lanky.  

Plant rosinweeds in the same spot as sunflowers to create a casual garden with native plants and other wildflowers in close proximity.   

Most areas have rosinweeds. Ask your local native plant nursery or extension office for plants or seeds or which kinds are ideal for your location.  

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