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Herb to Know: Goldenrod

Goldenrod is a par­a­doxical plant. To North Americans, it is a roadside weed, evicted from gardens as an undesirable invader, yet Europeans cultivate it as an ornamental for the sunny border. It has long been scorned (though mistakenly) as the bane of ­allergy sufferers, yet people on three continents treat disease with it.It is hardy enough to grow alongside city asphalt, yet ...

Jill Jepson

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