Herb: Nevada Goldenrod


Latin name: Solidago spectabilis


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Nevada Goldenrod:

The leaves and flowering stems are antiseptic. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Alkaline meadows or bogs to 2200 metres.

Edible parts of Nevada Goldenrod:

Seed. No more details are given.

Other uses of the herb:

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

Propagation of Nevada 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:

Alkaline meadows or bogs to 2200 metres.

Known hazards of Solidago spectabilis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.