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tarweed

[tahr-weed] /ˈtɑrˌwid/
noun
1.
any of several resinous or gummy, composite plants of the genus Grindelia, having solitary flower heads.
Origin of tarweed
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; tar1 + weed1
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  • Large areas were burned after dusk to clean out the sticky tarweed, leaving the seedpods roasted and accessible for collection.
  • Invasive yellow starthistles and tarweed abound in late summer.

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