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Euthamia graminifolia - (L.)Salisb.

Common Name Flat-Topped Goldenrod
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp to dryish shores, thickets and meadows[204].
Range N. America - British Columbia to Alberta, south to Florida and New Mexico.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Euthamia graminifolia Flat-Topped Goldenrod


Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.
Euthamia graminifolia Flat-Topped Goldenrod
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Euthamia graminifolia is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from September to October. 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 and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Euthamia graminifolia. (L.)Nutt.

Habitats

Edible Uses

The fresh or dried leaves are a tea substitute[183].

Medicinal Uses

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Antiseptic. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used[168]. A decoction of the root has been used in the treatment of chest pains and lung problems[257]. An infusion of the blossoms has been used in the treatment of some types of fevers[257].

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Other Uses

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

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture retentive soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. A rather greedy plant, it is apt to impoverish the soil[1]. This plant has become a weed in its natural range and can be invasive under cultivation[200]. 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].

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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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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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