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Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)    

Family: Asteraceae

     
                     
  Canada Goldenrod  

Location:

Found in open sites, hillsides, stream banks, open woods and disturbed areas


Characteristics:

  • Summer flower
  • Height: Up to 2 m (6 ft)
  • Perennial

Uses:

  • Root wash can be applied to treat skin burns
 
 

 

Leaves:

  • Up to 15 cm (6 in) long, 3 cm (1 in) wide
  • Alternate, simple
  • 3 conspicuous veins
  • Rough to nearly smooth above, finely haired beneath
  • Toothed, particularly near the pointy tip
  • Lower leaves often gone during flowering

Stem:

  • Erect, slander, often unbranched
  • Hairy especially on the upper portion

 

         
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Flowering structures:

  • The heads are 0.5 cm (.25 in) across
  • All flowers yellow
  • 2-8 disk flowers surrounded by 5-18 ray flowers

 

 
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