TG3106 : Early goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

taken 1 year ago, near to Surlingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Early goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Early goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Goldenrod is a member of the Aster family. The plant prefers neutral, sandy soils and sun. They can quickly colonise new habitats and are known to prevent growth of native plant species. The scientific name originates from the Latin word "solidare", meaning to make whole, and refers to the fact that the plant has a long history of being used as a medicinal herb. All parts growing above ground have medicinal properties. Leaves and flowers were reputedly used for treating kidney stones and urinary tract infections. The young leaves, flowers and seeds are edible and can also be used for making a tea. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931, American inventor and businessman) made tyres for the Ford Model T car from the rubber extracted from the leaves of Canadian goldenrods. The flowers yield a yellow fabric dye.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3166 0690 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.6263N 1:25.2126E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3167 0688
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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