Goldenrod

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Goldenrod
Canadian Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Solidago
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Species

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Goldenrods are any of the about 150 species of weedy herbs that make up the genus Solidago. Handling the goldenrod many times can make some people have allergies. Because of this, some florists change their jobs.[1] Parts of goldenrods are eaten by humans.[2] They are also eaten by many species of Lepidoptera.

Species[change | change source]

Giant Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

References[change | change source]

  1. De, Jong, Nw; Vermeulen, Am; Gerth, Van, Wijk, R; De, Groot, H (Feb 1998), "Occupational allergy caused by flowers", Allergy 53 (2): 204–9, ISSN 0105-4538 , PMID 9534922
  2. Edibility of Goldenrod Retrieved on March 12, 2010

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