Herb latin name: Solidago fistulosa

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Solidago fistulosa:

Antiseptic. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used.

Description of the plant:


180 cm
(6 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Low ground of the coastal plain. Moist pine barrens.

Other uses of Solidago fistulosa:

A good quality rubber can be made from a latex that is obtained from the leaves. Mustard, orange and brown dyes can be obtained from the whole plant.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to become dry. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on for their first winter in pots. Plant them out into their permanent positions in spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Cultivation of Solidago fistulosa:

Low ground of the coastal plain. Moist pine barrens.

Known hazards of Solidago fistulosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.