Journal Notes: Goldenrod – A diverse species of yellow flowering plant also known for having medicinal properties. The plant stands about 3 ft high and has long woody stems; usually green leaves about 10 cm long and 2 cm across, with thick yellow flower clusters on top. The upper side of the leaf is usually rough while the underside will be hairy. The plant can be found in September and October growing throughout the area. The flowers are edible raw or you can dry them with the leaves for tea. The leaves can also be blanched and cooked like spinach or used in soups or stews etc. The leaves are said to relieve sore throats when chewed and the chewing the roots relieves toothaches, but I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure.
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