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Solidago virgaurea L.

Synonym
  • Solidago vulgaris Lam. [non Mill. 1768]
  • Solidago corsica (Rouy) A. W. Hill
  • Solidago minor Mill.
  • Solidago nudiflora Viv.
  • Solidago pygmaea G. Bertol.
Vernacular Name
European Goldenrod, Woundwort
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Conservation status
No status defined
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Detail
Occurrence: Ab(A), AE(G), Ag, Al, Ar, Au(A, L), Be(B, L), BH, -Bl, Br, Bu, By, Cg, Co, Cs, Ct, Da, Es, Fe, Ga(C, F), Ge, Gg, Gr, Hb(E, N), He, Ho, Hs(A, S), Hu, -Ir, It, La, -Le, Lt, Lu, Ma, Mk, Mo, No, Po, Rf(A, C, CS, E, K, N, NW, S), Rm, Sa, Sk, Sl, Sr, Su, Sy, Tn, Tu(A), dTu(E), Uk(K, U) (EuroMed, 2018). An herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae. It is widespread across most of Europe as well as North Africa and northern, central, and southwestern Asia (China, Russia, India, Turkey, Kazakhstan, etc.). It is grown as a garden flower with many different cultivars. It flowers profusely in late summer. Solidago virgaurea is a perennial herb up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall, with a branching underground caudex and a woody rhizome. It produces arrays of numerous small yellow flower heads at the top of the stem. This plant was cultivated in the Arab world, who used it in their medical system. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it was used in Europe to heal wounds. It has astringent, diuretic, antiseptic and other properties.
Book reference
  • Кузярін О.Т. Судинні рослини території торфовища "Білогорща” (м. Львів) // Наукові основи збереження біотичної різноманітності. - 2010. - Т.1(8), №1. - С.75-90.
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Experts
  • Alexander KUZYARIN, Dr, e-mail: kuzyarin@gmail.com

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Tracheophyta
Euphyllophytina
Magnoliopsida
Asterales
Asteraceae (=Compositae)
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