"Grass-leaved Goldenrod, Lance-leaved Goldenrod"
Solidago comes from the Latin word solido meaning "to strengthen; to make solid". Graminifolia is the Latin word for "grass-like leaves
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Wet, Wet Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry|
|Max Height||2 feet|
|Germ Code||C(60), D|
|Seeds Per Ounce||350,000|
Common throughout the Tallgrass area in damp places, along streambanks and along roadsides. This is the "common" flat-topped goldenrod most people are familiar with. Slender leaves have rough, untoothed edges and 3 to 5 (sometimes 7) parallel viens, yellow ray flowers (12 - 25) appear from July to October. Grows to 4 feet.
Edible Uses: The fresh or dried leaves are a tea substitute.
Medicinal Uses: Antiseptic. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used.
A decoction of the root has been used in the treatment of chest pains and lung problems. An infusion of the blossoms has been used in the treatment of some types of fevers.
Other Uses: Mustard, orange and brown dyes can be obtained from the whole plant.
Herbal Uses: Unknown
Posted by Leonel on 8th Jul 2012
Plant-based food: seeds, nuts, berries, plleon, fruit, foliage and twigs, nectar and sap are all good sources of plant-based food. Since birds and bugs are used to the balanced nutrition found from natural sources, this is the best way of feeding wildlife, and requires the least from you in terms of ongoing maintenance. Native plants are most likely to feed the wildlife living in your area, so if you're unsure of what to plant, you can be sure natives will be a hit.