Herb: Old-Field Goldenrod

Latin name: Solidago nemoralis

Synonyms: Solidago nana

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Old-Field Goldenrod:

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

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry open places in foothills, valleys and plains.

Edible parts of Old-Field Goldenrod:

Seed. No more details are given but the seeds are very small and fiddly to harvest.

Other uses of the herb:

Mustard, orange and brown dyes can be obtained from the whole plant.

Propagation of Old-Field Goldenrod:

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 the herb:

Dry open places in foothills, valleys and plains.

Known hazards of Solidago nemoralis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.