- any of several resinous or gummy, composite plants of the genus Grindelia, having solitary flower heads.
Origin of tarweed
Examples from the Web for tarweed
Historical Examples of 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.