Canada Goldenrod
Solidago canadensis

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Family
Astericaceae

Description
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.

Location
Found in fields, roadsides, and wasteplaces. Ranges throughout North America.

Uses and Parts Used

Roots
Used in treatment of burns

Flowers
Tea from flowers used to treat fevers and snakebites. Crushed flowers can be chewed for sore throats.

Leaves
Leaf extracts are diuretic and antispasmodic.

Notes
Leaves approved in Germany for treatment of diseases of urinary tract. Also used to treat kidney stones. Pollen causes allergic reactions.

Canada Goldenrod- Click for Full Image
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