Solidago (sol-id-day-goh) Golden rod, Asteraceae Family. The beautiful and familiar goldenrods of our fields and roadsides are members of a large genus which has been unjustly maligned as the cause of hay fever, when ragweed is the true culprit. All because they bloom at the same time. Overcome your prejudice and you will find that goldenrods make attractive groupings in informal borders.
The English have realized the garden value of goldenrods and produced some fine, hardy hybrids. Solidago are easily grown in ordinary garden soil in full sun.