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Goldenrod Goldenrod

Solidago canadensis

Found: on roadsides and waste places throughout our area

Height: up to 1.5 meters (5 feet)

Leaves: lance shaped and sharp-toothed, with 3 veins on each.

Flowers: the characteristic yellow flowers occur in a broadly triangular bunch.

Uses: The Goldenrod plant contains quercetin, a compound that is reportedly useful in treating hemorrhagic nephritis. Extracts made from the leaves are diuretic and antispasmodic. In Germany, the plant is approved for treatment of inflammation of the lower urinary tract.