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Aster Family
Solidago odora  (sweet goldenrod)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Solidago: from the word for heal, to make whole; odora: with odor, fragrant
Life Form
Perennial Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Open pine woodlands on dry to moist soils, powerlines, roadsides and edges
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Goldenrods are an important nectar source for multiple Moth and Butterfly species, as well as a variety of other insects. In addition, S. sempervirens is the host plant for Papaipema duovata (Seaside Goldenrod Borer Moth), and the species is a critical nectar source for coastal, migratory monarch butterflies.
Medicinal Properties
Part used: Flowering herb. Internally used as tea or tincture for cystitis, gastrointestinal tract and upper respiratory infections, and as an anti-inflammatory for gout and gouty arthritis. Topically used as a wash for minor wounds and a mouthwash/gargle for thrush, sore throats, and periodontal disease.
ID Notes
Additional Info
Sweet goldenrod is the official state herb of Delaware.
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Ancient Sand Ridge Forest
Beach and Dune Habitats (Grasslands)
Beach and Dune Habitats (Shrublands)
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