Giant Goldenrod
Solidago gigantea
Found throughout the United States, this large goldenrod can reach heights up to 8 feet tall. Amazing yellow blooms fill the top couple feet of the stalk during summer - fall. Member of the aster family, each large bloom is made up by hundreds of tiny ray like flowers. This species is very similar to the S. canadensis or Tall Goldenrod. One way to tell them apart is the Giant Goldenrod stems are more smooth & harry than Tall Goldenrod stems.

Solidago is from the Latin word solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants. Gigantea: very large, from Giganteus "of or belonging to the giants".
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