|Scientific name:||Solidago virgaurea L.|
|Synonym name:||Solidago lapponica With.|
|Swedish name:||Gullris, guldris|
|German name:||Gewöhnliche Goldrute|
|Nederlandse naam:||Echte guldenroede|
|Plant Family:||Asteraceae - Compositae, Korgblommiga växter|
|Life form:||Herbaceous perennial plant|
|Stem:||Straight erect, sub-simple, sub-angular; several stems grow in a clump|
|Leaves:||Entire, lance-shaped, dentate, hairy|
|Flowers:||Branched spikes of gold-yellow flowers|
|Flowering Period:||July, August, September|
|Fruit:||Downy, with numerous ribs, and the pappus hairs in more than one row, rough.|
|Habitat:||Forest, thickets, heath, coast, farmland, settlements|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Solidago, from Latin solidare, to join," or "to make whole". This indicates that it once had a reputation as a healer.
virgaurea, virga, a slender green branch, twig, sprout; rod, switch; wand, cane. aureus, of gold, golden; golden rod.
John Gerard wrote in 1597, "It hath in times past, beene had in greater estimation and regard than in these daies"..."Extolled above all other herbes for the stopping of bloud in bleeding wounds," winning it the nickname of woundwort.