Herb latin name: Solidago leavenworthii

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Solidago leavenworthii:

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

Description of the plant:


120 cm
(4 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Damp soil of the coastal plain.

Other uses of Solidago leavenworthii:

A good quality rubber can be made from a latex that is obtained from the leaves. This species is the most promising source of latex in this genus, it has commercial possibilities. 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 leavenworthii:

Damp soil of the coastal plain.

Known hazards of Solidago leavenworthii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.