Solidago altissima, Tall Goldenrod



Historical Uses: The Iroquois tribe was reported to take a compound as an emetic and side pains. The Navajo tribe was reported to steep and eat roots.

Special Notes: Care must be taken with this species and many within the genus as they will take over your garden if left unchecked. They are prolific seeders and will spread through rhizomes, specialized stems that send out new roots and make new shoots. If collecting seeds, simply shake the head into a paper bag to save time during processing

  • Listing ID: 1208
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-4
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification
  • Bloom Time: September-November
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Solidago altissima
  • Common Name: Tall Goldenrod
  • Eco-Region: 251