Lots of unknown plants that I'm waiting to see blossom before I id and post.
This Curlycup gumweed hasn't blossomed yet, but I was able to id, anyway.
It's called "noxious" and/or "invader," but from a photographer's telephoto perspective it's fabulous stuff.
Curlycup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)
Family name: Aster (Asteraceae)
"...a biennial that blooms and dies during its second growing season.
The most characteristic feature is the curly involucre (group of scale-like leaves around the flower head) which exudes copious amounts of sticky resin. "
Other names: Tarweed, Resinweed
Species: Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dun.
Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal
I'll post some flowers when they blossom and if I get some good shots of them.
Here's a nice blossom:
I like this spiral: