The Goldenrod (Soldiago gigantea) was declared the Nebraska State flower in 1895. Solidago gigantea Aiton and Solidago serotina Aiton are the synonyms, and which are commonly called as Goldenrod. Goldenrod is considered native to the United States of America. Goldenrod is seen in dry, moderate moisture, wet, woods, meadows, prairies, shores.
- Solidago L. – goldenrod
Solidago gigantea Aiton is also called as Giant Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Smooth Goldenrod. The name Solidago is derived from Latin, meaning to make whole or heal and in reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants. Gigantea means, very large, from Giganteus – of or belonging to the giants.
The Goldenrod flower consists of many parts. Goldenrod is yellow, but sometimes has cream-colored or white rays. Goldenrod has few, about 10-17 tiny rays. The bracts are firm, green, and blunt. Goldenrod inflorescence is a 10 inches open spreading cluster with the heads mostly along one side. Groups of Goldenrod flowers are often clustered on the top edge of the branches near or at the top of the plant. The Goldenrod flower heads bloom in a broad pyramidal cluster, elongated or flattish clusters. Goldenrod flowers bloom during July-October.
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Facts About Goldenrod
- Goldenrod is an erect, coarse-looking perennial herb that is usually about two or three feet tall.
- Goldenrod plant stems are leafy, but not hairy but may have whitish bloom.
- Goldenrod fruit is a short-hairy dry seed.
- Goldenrod leaf is narrow, rough and scratchy, pointed at both ends, stalkless, all mostly the same size, sharply toothed, and 3-veined.
- Goldenrods are considered to possess medicinal properties.
- Using Goldenrod, Thomas Edison was able to produce rubber. It was said to be resilient and long lasting.
- The Goldenrod flowers add beauty to fields, roadsides, and salt marshes in so many parts of the United States that it has been chosen as the state flower of Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska and has even been suggested as the national flower.
- The Goldenrod flowers were considered to be a chief cause of hay fever.
Facts About Nebraska
The Capital City of Nebraska is Lincoln. Nebraska gained statehood as the 37th state in 1867, and the state’s first legislature established Nebraska’s official seal in the same year.
- Nickname of the state is Cornhusker State.
- Nebraska is located between 40.816N, 096.688W.
- Total land area of the state is 77358 sq.mi.
- Border states of Nebraska are Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wyoming.
- Nebraska’s economy depends on Agriculture: Cattle, corn, hogs, soybeans, wheat, sorghum; and Industry: Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, printing and publishing.
- The climate is severely continental throughout Nebraska.
- Rainfall in the state is almost twice as heavy in the east as in the west.
- The Scotts Bluff National Monument and the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, are the historical sites.
- Other points of interest include Father Flanagan’s Boys Town, near Omaha; the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, near Valentine; and the Homestead National Monument, near Beatrice.
- The state’s leading institution of higher education is the Univ., of Nebraska, at Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney. Creighton Univ., is at Omaha.
- Oil greatly contributes to Nebraska’s economy.