Talk:Goldenrod

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Inappropriate Content[edit]

Given that this is supposed to be an article about a species of plant, with information relevant to those interested in botany, it seems to me that the paragraph near the end (under "see also") about "goldenrod" as slang for "penis" is not appropriate. It should either be removed or at least put as a separate heading on a disambiguation page. I'm not a prude, and I don't have a problem with sexual content, but it should not intrude into contexts like this, where it comes off sounding like a sophomoric double entendre, rather than part of a serious article.

--turmarion, 21:28, 28 Nov 2005

Done. Pollinator 02:34, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

Too many species[edit]

There are too many species. There are at least 100 species. We at least have to make them into seperate articles.

Differentiating between species of Solidago is a mind-warping excersize for even the most skilled botanists. If species articles are written, they will be written. I don't think we making 100 stubs for this genus would be particularly productive. SB Johnny 21:47, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

color?[edit]

Golenrod is also a color. Some1 put a link over.--GravityFong 10:09, 3 November 2006 (UTC) some godlenrods attrack there insects by there bright color.Also by there big or smallness they really like the big ones though.Becasue it is easyeir to see them. And they also like the smell of the flower.

increased kidney output >> aquaretic[edit]

"The variety Solidago virgaurea is a traditional kidney tonic. It has aquaretic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antiseptic action and seems to increase kidney output.[citation needed]"

Aquaretics, by nature, increase kidney output, yes? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaretics —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.235.118.210 (talk) 22:32, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Industrial uses[edit]

I am revising the information about goldenrod rubber. The current content is poorly referenced and is overly optimistic about its properties. Delmlsfan (talk) 00:35, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Sneezy[edit]

I heard that goldenrods make people sneeze. Is that true?

Anonymous71.164.209.8 (talk) 19:22, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Mexico Is In North America[edit]

In the first paragraph of the article it mentions that most species are native to North America AND a few are native to Mexico, South America, and Eurasia. Since Mexico is in North America, this part of the statement is redundant and shows a lack of geographic knowledge on the part of the author. The article starts to lose credibility right from the beginning!

Solidago Chlorolepis[edit]

An interesting case, is not present — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.158.245.112 (talk) 22:42, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Farewell Summer[edit]

Because it blooms in late August, the goldenrod has the nicknames "farewell-summer" and "farewell-to-summer". I'm not sure where to put this in the article, and I'm not sure if this is so "well-known" it needs to be referenced or not. Choor monster (talk) 15:15, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Compare with Farewell to Spring. Choor monster (talk) 15:16, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Common names should be referenced, and if you want to add it, it should probably go in as "commonly called goldenrods or farewell-to-summer". However, "farewell summer" seems to be used as a common name for other plants such as Saponaria and Aster/Symphyotrichum (e.g., dictionary entry). Plantdrew (talk) 16:01, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm going to refrain, since plants are way outside of my comfort zone. There are two novels Farewell Summer and Farewell, Summer out there, and in the latter there is a mention of a little white flower called farewell-summer", and I thought WP would clarify this for me. Google gave me the goldenrod, but the F,S text I referred too is clearly not to goldenrods.