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Goldenrod

Solidago sp.

Family: Asteraceae or Compositae

Goldenrod
Location:
  • Widely distributed
  • Found on roadsides and other open grassy places, open woods, clearings, thickets
Characteristics:
  • come in a variety of shapes: plume-like, branched, club-like, slender, flat-topped
  • height differs depending on species

Leaves:
  • Variable: toothed or untoothed, often slender
  • Come in one of two vein patterns: parallel veins or veins coming off a central stem
Goldenrod composite flower
Flower:
  • July-November, depending on species
  • Composite flowers
  • Tiny with yellow rays, collected in dense clusters
Uses:

The yellow flowers of goldenrod produce a deep yellow dye.


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