18 Juni 2010

The True Goldenrod

The true goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) is a plant belonging to the composite family (Compositae or Asteraceae). The species is on the Dutch Red List of plants as relatively rare and has fallen sharply. The plant is native to Eurasia. In addition, there are the smaller remaining subspecies Solidago virgaurea subsp. minuta distinguished.

The plant is 30-100 cm tall and often has an indirect rosette. The bottom. egg-shaped leaves are larger, wider, have a sharper blade serrated edge and a longer petiole than the upper, lanceolate leaves.

The real goldenrod blooms from July until autumn with yellow flowers, in heads 6-10 mm wide are arranged. The ray flowers 6-12 mm long stabbing outside the heads. The heads are a bunch or a plume that short, straight tributaries.

The fruit is a nut.

The plant is found to weakly acidic, loamy soil in deciduous forests and woodland edges bright.

The real golden rod is used for bladder and kidney problems. The main ingredients are fenolglycoside, leiocarposide and flavonoid.

They also play a golden yellow flower heads dye for dyeing wool or cotton.





Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echte_guldenroede

See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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