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Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora)

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Other common names: Anise-Scented Goldenrod
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.125 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  7/19/2003
Notes: Tanslucent dots on leaves.
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist