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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves and flowering stems - cooked[1].

Seed - used as a thickener in soups etc[1]. The seed is very small and fiddly to harvest[K].

A tea is made from the leaves and flowers[1].

Leaves

Unknown part

Tea

Material uses

Mustard, orange and brown dyes can be obtained from the whole plant[2].
There are no material uses listed for Solidago radiata.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Antiseptic, haemostatic, salve[2][1]. An infusion of the dried powdered herb can be used as an antiseptic[2].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to become dry. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on for their first winter in pots. Plant them out into their permanent positions in spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

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Cultivation

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The plant does not appear in the Checklist of N. American plants, suggesting that either the name is wrong or the plant does not come from N. America. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.

This species is not in the IOPI list of accepted plant names.

Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture retentive soil in sun or semi-shade[3]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. A rather greedy plant, it is apt to impoverish the soil[4].

The plant attracts various beneficial insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies to the garden, these insects will help to control insect pests in the garden[5][6].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Solidago radiata. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Solidago radiata.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Solidago radiata
Genus
Solidago
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type












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