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Solidago nemoralis - Aiton.

Common Name Old-Field Goldenrod, Gray goldenrod
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry open places in foothills, valleys and plains[60].
Range Western N. America - western Montana to central Idaho, south to Colorado and Arizona.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Solidago nemoralis Old-Field Goldenrod, Gray goldenrod


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Solidago nemoralis Old-Field Goldenrod, Gray goldenrod
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 395.

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Solidago nemoralis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). 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, prefers well-drained soil 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 dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

S. nemoralis.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed[46, 61, 105, 161]. No more details are given but the seeds are very small and fiddly to harvest[K].

Medicinal Uses

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Antiseptic

Antiseptic. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used[168].

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Other Uses

Dye

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

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Carbon Farming

Cultivation details

Experimental Crop  Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Hay

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. 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]. 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].

Carbon Farming

  • Experimental Crop  Plant breeders are testing these plants to see if they could be domesticated for cultivation, but they are still in an experimental phase. Examples include milkweed and leafy spurge.
  • Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Materials, chemicals and energy include bioplastics, rubber, biomass products gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, butane, propane, biogas. Plants are usually resprouting plants and saps.
  • Management: Hay  Cut to the ground and harvested annually. Non-destructive management systems maintaining the soil organic carbon.

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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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Solidago canadensisCanadian Goldenrod, Shorthair goldenrod, Harger's goldenrod, Rough Canada goldenrod, Common GoldenroPerennial1.8 5-10 MLMHSNM220
Solidago canadensis scabraCanadian GoldenrodPerennial1.8 3-7  LMHSNM22 
Solidago fistulosaPine barren goldenrodPerennial1.8 0-0  LMHSNM01 
Solidago giganteaGiant GoldenrodPerennial1.2 5-9  LMHSNM02 
Solidago graminifoliaFlat-Topped GoldenrodPerennial1.5 3-7  LMHSNM11 
Solidago japonica Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Solidago leavenworthiiLeavenworth's goldenrodPerennial1.2 -  LMHSNM01 
Solidago missouriensisPrairie Goldenrod, Missouri goldenrod, Tolmie's goldenrodPerennial1.2 6-9  LMHSNDM211
Solidago odoraSweet Goldenrod, Anisescented goldenrod, Chapman's goldenrodPerennial1.2 3-7  LMHSNDM222
Solidago radiata  0.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Solidago rigidaStiff Goldenrod, Flat Topped Goldenrod, Stiff GoldenrodPerennial1.2 3-9 FLMHSNM02 
Solidago spathulataCoast Goldenrod, Creeping GoldenrodPerennial0.6 4-9 FLMHSNM11 
Solidago spectabilisNevada GoldenrodPerennial0.5 6-9  LMHSNM11 
Solidago suaveolensanisescented goldenrodPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Solidago virgaureaGoldenrodPerennial0.6 4-8  LMHSNDM13 

 

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