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|Solidago, Goldruth, Woundwort, Aaron's Red|
|Goldenrod is native to Great Britain. It reaches a height of about 2 1/2 feet and has a creeping, somewhat invasive growing habit. In appearance, goldenrods have bright green, pointed leaves at the base of their stems, and smaller, more oval-shaped leaves toward the tops of their stems. Their "roots" are made up of multiple rhizomes and they produce simple, golden-colored cluster of flowers on terminal spikes. When goldenrods get bruised, they give off a scent similar to wild carrots.|
| Propagate by root division or from seeds. The soil should be rich and light, and the location should be sunny. |
Lift and replant roots every other year to prevent matting and invasive spreading.
|division or seeds|
|Harvesting and Storage:|
|Cut Goldenrod stems off at ground level and hang them upside down to dry. Remove leaves when fully dry and store in airtight container out of direct sunlight.|
|anti-inflammatory; antiseptic; diuretic; respiratory infections; flatulence; in combination with Echinacea for treatment of nephritis and cystitis. Goldenrod also contains bioflavonoids, which strengthen veins and capillaries. Because of its anti-fungal properties, it can be used as a douche.|
|flower garden bordered and beds; leaves and stems contain a yellow dye|