Goldenrod

Scientific Name: 
Solidago
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
North America
Plant Description: 
A flowering herbaceous plant with bright yellow flowers on slender stems, a bit daisy like in appearance. Blooms late Summer/Autumn. Can be weedy and invasive so cut off spent flowers so seeds aren’t dispersed (it also spreads by rhizome).
Plant Height: 
5cm-100cm
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Bee Fodder
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Dye
Danger
Of Interest: 
Goldenrod has multiple uses. A yellow or yellow-green dye can be made from the flowers (but watch out, handling it too much can cause irritation of the skin!). A tea can be made from the leaves, and the leaves of the plant also have a high rubber content! It has been traditionally used for mouth and throat complaints and kidney problems.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Flower
Climate: 
Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Deciduous

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