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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.
More than 35 species of asters grace New York's marshes, fields, swamps, forests and mountains; more even than the multitude of goldenrod species that share autumn's stellar limelight from August through October.
vatia spiderlings in the study area are more likely to be driven by herbivores that impact the abundance of the goldenrods (bottom-up effects) (Carson & Root 2000; Morse 2007) than by predators such as small jumping spiders (top-down effects).
Rethinking a habitat also led to the rediscovery of the Yadkin River goldenrod in North Carolina.
Insect herbivory may often play a strong role in goldenrod stands, because outbreaks will likely occur at least once, if not more, during the period when goldenrods are dominant.
Seven taxa of goldenrods have been reported as hosts of the goldenrod ball gallmaker, although two of them, Solidago altissima and S.
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.