Goldenrod Solidago virgaurea


Best time to see: mid Jul to mid Sep

Key facts

Long clusters of golden-yellow flowers, up to 75 cm tall

Common in dry hilly places but restricted to just a few heathy places in lowland areas, including in Essex

The goldenrod planted in gardens is usually a transatlantic relative, canadian goldenrod

Extras

Source of a yellow dye and widely used to treat wounds in the past

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Photo © Steve Prewer