- any of several resinous or gummy, composite plants of the genus Grindelia, having solitary flower heads.
Origin of tarweed
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Examples from the Web for tarweed
The tiny flames licked past them in the tarweed; they did not heed.
Bears do not eat it, so the name Bear-clover is poor, and Tarweed belongs to another plant.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
An abundance of tarweed, restricted to the deposit area, might well be considered a vegetation association.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948
A. E. Treganza
Lysander, tired of waiting, came striding through the tarweed, with his hoe on his shoulder.Stories of the Foot-hills
Margaret Collier Graham
The brushed marks went not only through the carpet of pine needles, but through the tarweed, the snow brush, the manzañita.