Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pic Today 9/22/12


GOLDENROD:
BLAMED AND PRAISED

Considered a weed in North America
and prized as a garden plant in Europe,
Goldenrod is a greatly misunderstood plant
(which is widely in bloom this first day of fall.)

Among its fame and reputation, Goldenrod is:

1.  Blamed for causing hay fever.

2.  Held as a sign of good luck and fortune.

3.  A favorite food of butterflies.

4.  A traditional kidney tonic in herbal medicine.

5.  A source of rubber during World War II.*

*The tires on a Model T given to Thomas Edison
  by his friend, Henry Ford, were made from Goldenrod.  



4 comments:

  1. une chose est sûre, c'est beau et lumineux !
    j'aime beaucoup ces fleurs !
    je te souhaite un super weekend

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  2. º°♫♪º°
    Encantador, adoro flores!!!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ♫♪♪¸.•°`❤彡

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  3. such a diverse array of qualities golden rod has! thank you for sharing that with us.

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  4. So beautiful, yes, if you are not allergic :) Hehehe!

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