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Fringe medicine Solidago californica A floral essence said to provide a sense of individuality
Herbal medicine (1) Solidago canadensis, Aaron’s rod, woundwort A flowering herb that contains essential oil, flavonoids, saponins, and tannins, which has been used to treat colds, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections. Some herbalists believe it may also be useful for arthritis, backache, diarrhoea, and as an expectorant

(2) Solidago odora, Blue Mountain tea, sweet goldenrod A perennial herb that is carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic and used by Native American medicine men to treat dropsy—presumably renal failure—and applied topically for bruises


n Latin name:
Solidago virgaurea; parts used: buds, leaves; uses: antispasmodic, diuretic, abortifacient, antiinflammatory, urinary tract infections, urolithiasis, earaches; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with heart or kidney disease; can cause nausea, rashes, difficulty during breathing, hemorrhage in digestive tract, stomach edemas, tachypnea, enlargement of the spleen, and death. Also called
Aaron's rod, blue mountain tea, denrod, and


rust on goldenrod
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This is a gall-making fly that creates multiple, small, blister-like galls on the leaves of goldenrods with the aid of a mutualistic fungus (Wets, 1982).
Goldenrod is easily recognizable, but most of its nearly 100 species are difficult to tell apart.
The largest and best known example of this type of flower is the sunflower, which is also a member of the aster family, as is goldenrod.
Newly emerged crab spiderlings Misumena vatia (Clerck 1757) that recruit to goldenrod Solidago spp.
Goldenrods are often nitrogen limited in old fields (Mellinger and McNaughton 1975, Carson and Barrett 1988, Carson and Pickett 1990), and here we demonstrate that insect herbivory can also dramatically limit goldenrod abundance over many years.
1977) found that goldenrods reduced the germination and growth of maples even in the absence of competing vegetation.
I saw stems of goldenrod priced higher than sprays of orchids in a flower market in Thailand
It has been reported to cause a short-term 20% reduction in net photosynthesis in young leaves of pecan seedlings (Wood and Payne 1984), but we have been unable to detect any adverse influence on the growth of goldenrods in our greenhouse trials (W.
Throughout much of the range of Eurosta solidaginis, host stems of goldenrod typically contain only one gall (Walton, 1988).
Chrysomelid beetles of the genus Trirhabda are important folivores of goldenrods (Solidago spp.