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Solidago spectabilis - (D.C.Eaton.)A.Gray.

Common Name Nevada Goldenrod
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Alkaline meadows or bogs to 2200 metres[72].
Range South-eastern N. America.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Solidago spectabilis Nevada Goldenrod


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Solidago spectabilis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in flower from July to August. 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: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed[46, 61, 105, 161, 257]. No more details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiseptic

The leaves and flowering stems are 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

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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]. There is some confusion over the correct identity of this plant. According to [200] it is a native of Western N. America and grows 50cm tall. According to [72] it is a native of South-eastern N. America and grows 120cm tall. [105] lists this species as a synonym of S. odora. It is quite possible that two species are involved, one of which is a synonym for S. odora. 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].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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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

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Solidago virgaureaGoldenrodPerennial0.6 4-8  LMHSNDM131

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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