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Canadian Goldenrod

Solidago canadensis

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow, 10-16 very short ray petals, in curved spikes.
Fruit:
Brown, narrow, cylindrical or oblong seed, up to 2mm. The tips of the seeds are downy.
Leaves:
Alternate, stalkless, lanceolate, toothed and downy on the undersides of the leaves.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves and stems can be cooked and eaten. The seeds are also edible. Tea can be made from the flowers and leaves.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Canada Goldenrod, Common Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod, Golden Plum, Golden Plume, Meadow Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, riverbanks, roadsides, scrub, wasteland.