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Goldenrod (Solidago altissima or canadensis)

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There are many varieties of Goldenrod, this one growing wild is possibly related to Canadian Goldenrod or Tall Goldenrod. This plant grows up to 200 cm tall, with strap shaped leaves. The flower heads are only 5mm across (the ones here are slightly larger). It was introduced from North America and grows mainly on waste ground and railways. It usually flowers from August to October. Goldenrod was once much sought after as it was thought to have healing properties. Picture taken Jaunary 2006 near Stevington, Bedfordshire.

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31st Jan 2006 by Diane Earl

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Biology, Science

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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