noun \ˈgōl-dən-ˌräd\

: a type of wild plant that has large groups of yellow flowers

Full Definition of GOLDENROD

:  any of numerous chiefly North American composite perennial herbs (genus Solidago) with small heads of usually yellow late-blooming flowers often clustered in panicles —called also rayless goldenrod

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noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of the approximately 150 species of weedy, usually perennial, herbaceous plants that make up the genus Solidago, in the aster family (Asteraceae). Most are native to North America; a few grow in Europe and Asia. They have toothed leaves and clustered yellow flower heads composed of both disk and ray flowers. Characteristic plants in eastern North America, they are found almost everywhere—in woodlands, swamps, on mountains, in fields, and along roadsides—and are a prominent feature of autumn from the Great Plains east to the Atlantic. Unlike ragweed, which blooms at the same time, they are not a cause of hay fever.


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