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Solidago spathulata - DC.

Common Name Coast Goldenrod, Creeping Goldenrod
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found in a wide range of habitats from coastal sand dunes to inland and alpine areas[60].
Range Western N. America - California to Oregon.
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Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Solidago spathulata Coast Goldenrod, Creeping Goldenrod


Solidago spathulata Coast Goldenrod, Creeping Goldenrod

 

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Summary

Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Spreading or horizontal.


Physical Characteristics

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Solidago spathulata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in flower from June to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Solidago simplex Kunth ssp. simplex var. spathulata (DC.) Cronquist

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Seed
Edible Uses: Tea

Leaves and flowering stems - cooked[172]. Seed - used as a thickener in soups etc[172]. The seed is very small and fiddly to harvest[K]. A tea is made from the leaves and flowers[172].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiseptic  Haemostatic  Salve

The flowering stems are antiseptic, haemostatic and salve[168, 172]. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used as an antiseptic[168]. A poultice of the toasted, powdered leaves has been mixed with oil and used in the treatment of mumps[257].

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Other Uses

Mustard, orange and brown dyes can be obtained from the whole plant[168].

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Ground cover, Specimen, Woodland garden. Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture retentive soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Judging by the plants native habitat, it is likely to be tolerant of maritime exposure[K]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of Britain, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. A rather greedy plant, it is apt to impoverish the soil[1]. The plant attracts various beneficial insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies to the garden, these insects will help to control insect pests in the garden[201, 238]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, North American native, Invasive, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above.

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to become dry. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on for their first winter in pots. Plant them out into their permanent positions in spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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