Low growing coastal species of Goldenrod makes a neat basal clump of leaves. Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer.
The plant has a pleasant anise-like fragrance and many medicinal uses
; John Muir wrote that a single sprig can cure depression and atheism. Goldenrod can be used as a laxative and
to control diarrhea. Goldenrod actually does not cause hay fever - the sticky pollen is carried by insects, not windblown.
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