Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1. I took some goldenrod to a friend; she went mad, she wouldn’t have it in the house at any price, she thought it unlucky to have it in the garden even [Allenton, Derbyshire, May 1983].

Comment from Kirsten Ebsen, London, September 2012:
Goldenrod is not a good plant to use in flower arrangements even though it is pretty. Some people are highly allergic to it. Of course, one never knows who is, but just to be safe, it should be kept away from larger gatherings.

Image: Canadian goldenrod, Solidago canadensis, cultivated, Radstock, Somerset; August 2014.