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Butterflies use Goldenrod

15 Miraculous Uses for Goldenrod (Plant)

Introduction Goldenrod is part of the Solidago genus and it has been used for herbal medicine for hundreds of years now. It’s quite plentiful, and there are over 20 different species in the Midwest alone. They are known for their yellow flowers which are arranged in a sort of rod (albeit not always a straight …

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Common Names: Piss-en-lit (French for “piss-a-bed”. Thanks France?)Family: Asteraceae / Compositae [1]Taste: BitterEnergetics: Cooling and DryingHeight: 2-18″Location: Throughout U.S. (except in the South) Habitat: lawns, fields, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas Parts edible: all except stalkSeasonal Availability:¬†For medicinal uses, collect in fall. For food, collect crown and roots in spring or fall. Physical Description:¬†Biennial or perennial …

Burdock (Arctium minus, Arctium lappa)

Family: Asteraceae Description: 1st season – Long-stalked, heart-shaped leaves that can grow up to 18″. Dark green leaves, wavy edge and wooly underneath. Looks similar to wild rhubarb, although Burdock has a potent (bad) smell, unlike wild rhubarb. 2nd season – Branches stem during second season and grows to 3-5 feet. Leaves are alternate, ovate …