Solidago latissimifolia

 

(Walker, Mary. “Elliott’s Goldenrod.” Go Botany, gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/solidago/latissimifolia/.)

Common Name(s) Elliot’s Goldenrod
Scientific Name Solidago latissimifolia
Family Asteraceae
Location/Vegetative Zone Thicket
Flowering Period August-October
Identifying Characteristics Yellow flowers with dark green leaves

Description

  • 3 – 7 ft in height
  • Leaves
    • Simple, alternate
    • One leaf per node
    • No teeth
  • Yellow flower heads
  • Tubular disc flowers

Uses

  • Adopted as garden plants in Britain
  • Good nectar for bees

Misc

  • Experimented with by Thomas Edison for rubber
  • Can be used as herbal medicine to counter inflammation

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