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Any of numerous chiefly North American plants of the genus Solidago of the composite family, having clusters of small usually yellow flower heads that bloom in late summer or fall.
1. (Plants) any plant of the genus Solidago, of North America, Europe, and Asia, having spikes made up of inflorescences of minute yellow florets: family Asteraceae (composites). See also yellowweed
2. (Plants) any of various similar related plants, such as Brachychaeta sphacelata (false goldenrod) of the southern US
any composite plant of the genus Solidago, most species of which bear numerous small, yellow flower heads.
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|Noun||1.||goldenrod - any of numerous chiefly summer-blooming and fall-blooming North American plants especially of the genus Solidago|
Canadian goldenrod, meadow goldenrod, Solidago canadensis - large North American goldenrod having showy clusters of yellow flowers on arching branches; often a weed
alpine goldenrod, Solidago multiradiata - goldenrod similar to narrow goldenrod but having bristly hairs on edges of leaf stalks; mountainous regions of western America
gray goldenrod, grey goldenrod, Solidago nemoralis - a dyer's weed of Canada and the eastern United States having yellow flowers sometimes used in dyeing
Blue Mountain tea, Solidago odora, sweet goldenrod - goldenrod of eastern America having aromatic leaves from which a medicinal tea is made
dyer's weed, Solidago rugosa - eastern North American herb whose yellow flowers are (or were) used in dyeing
beach goldenrod, seaside goldenrod, Solidago sempervirens - vigorous showy goldenrod common along eastern coast and Gulf Coast of North America
narrow goldenrod, Solidago spathulata - western American goldenrod with long narrow clusters of small yellow flowers
Boott's goldenrod - a variety of goldenrod
Elliott's goldenrod - a variety of goldenrod
Ohio goldenrod - a variety of goldenrod
rough-stemmed goldenrod - a variety of goldenrod
showy goldenrod - a variety of goldenrod
tall goldenrod - a variety of goldenrod