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Object ID:            2013.090.048

Title:                     Goldenrod

Habitat:                North America

Description:         Goldenrod is found in North America and is native to the western United States and Mexico. It has a light green stem and bright yellow petals. The height of the plant can range from 5 to 50 centimeters. It is a flower—like plant with many petals on it. It is a great source of nectar for bees. The scientific name for goldenrod is Solidago velutina. Goldenrod is used to make herbal remedies, teas, and is also used as a spice for food. According to the research of Elizabeth Windsong, goldenrod can be used to help the liver and kidney (cleansing tincture). Native Americans chewed goldenrod leaves to help sore throats and chewed the roots for toothaches.

Dimensions:        H—16.5 W—11.5 inches

Kingdom:             Plantae (Plants)

Phylum:                Anthophyta (Flowering Plants)

Family:                  Asteraceae

Genus:                  Solidago

Species:                velutina

Collector:              Windsong, Elizabeth

Identified by:       Windsong, Elizabeth

Preparator:          Dye, Amy