A 0.3-1.5 meter (1-5ft) herbaceous weed, this is North America's most common goldenrod. Stems are hairy below flower branches. Many lance-shaped toothed leaves. Yellow flowers arranged in triangular panicles. Flowers found July through September.
Found in fields, roadsides, and wasteplaces. Ranges throughout North America.
Uses and Parts Used
Used in treatment of burns
Tea from flowers used to treat fevers and snakebites. Crushed flowers can be chewed for sore throats.
Leaf extracts are diuretic and antispasmodic.
Leaves approved in Germany for treatment of diseases of urinary tract. Also used to treat kidney stones. Pollen causes allergic reactions.