Goldenrod

Goldenrod
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Canadian Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
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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.

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Giant Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

References

  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 9534922CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. Edibility of Goldenrod Retrieved on March 12, 2010

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