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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 gall-making moth creates rough, elliptical, woody appearing galls high on goldenrod stems.
The eggs over-winter and hatch in the spring, leaving the larvae to find new goldenrod shoots.
This fly creates a bunch gall at the terminal and lateral meristems (buds) of a developing goldenrod shoot during midsummer.
However, there can also be resource separation among different galling insects; an example would be the gall-forming insects which produce galls on different regions of the goldenrod plant (see Figure 9).
It is reasonable to expect each group to collect between 10 to 30 galls dependent upon the insect selected for investigation (up to 30 galls for Eurosta, Rhopalomyia, and Asteromyia, as these galls tend to be common in most goldenrod fields, and 10 to 15 galls for P.
Clip goldenrod stem directly above and below gall (as applicable) for collection.
While this technique is not fail-safe, it will help students get a better diversity of gall collections from unique goldenrod host plants.
The Goldenrod and the Gallfly: Evolution of an Interaction.
Structure of the encounter between goldenrod (Solidago altissima) and its diverse insect fauna.
Patterns in population change and the orientation of the insect community associated with goldenrod.
Winter biology & freeze tolerance in the goldenrod gall fly.
Numbers of crab spiderlings (= crab) and jumping spiders (= jump) on goldenrod clones (mean [+ or -] SE).