Grindelia chiloensis

It seems impossible that this extraordinary flower does not have a matching mythology. Each bud is a Cyclops milky eye, the basin filled with a sticky white latex through which, miraculously, the bright ray florets unfold into a blazing eye of brightest yellow from the typically composite capitulum as toddlers extend the fingers to practice counting on.
This gumweed from the Americas produces copious amounts of white glue, an anti-herbivory defense adaptation. And, Grindelia must be the name of one of Cinderella's ugly sisters - let's hope one day she undergoes a similar metamorphosis!

Use this map to position the marker. Click on the position you want on the map, then click the save button above.