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Goldenrod   /gˈoʊldənrˌɑd/   Listen

Any of numerous chiefly summer-blooming and fall-blooming North American plants especially of the genus Solidago.

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"Goldenrod" Quotes from Famous Books

... still, he seems to move with the slow, almost monotonous swaying beat of this autumnal day. He is more contented with a "homely burden" and is more assured of "the broad margin to his life; he sits in his sunny doorway ... rapt in revery ... amidst goldenrod, sandcherry, and sumac ... in undisturbed solitude." At times the more definite personal strivings for the ideal freedom, the former more active speculations come over him, as if he would trace a certain intensity even in his submission. "He grew in those seasons like ...
— Essays Before a Sonata • Charles Ives

... of softest green, and under the bluest of summer skies, the little river took its lazy Southern way. Tall blue lobelias and golden flags played hide-and-seek in the reflections of the gentle stream, and an occasional spray of goldenrod, advance-guard of the autumn, stood apart, a silent warning to ...
— Sandy • Alice Hegan Rice

... many more wan maidens, no longer young, who were trying, in little bands, to capture from Nature the joys thus far denied by domestic life; and at one station a belated squad of the "Lovers of Landscape"—some forty or fifty in all—came flooding in with the day's spoils: masses of asters and goldenrod, with the roots as often as not; festoons of bittersweet, and sheaves of sumach and golden glow; and one ardent spirit staggered in under the weight of an immense brown paper bag stuffed with prickly pear. As the tight-packed company slid ...
— Bertram Cope's Year • Henry Blake Fuller

... The inner recesses form an almost impenetrable mass of young boles of shivering aspen and scented balm. This mass slopes down to thickets of alder, red dogwood, haw, highbush cranberry, and honeysuckle, with wide beds of goldenrod or purple asters shading off into the spangled meadows wherever the copses open ...
— Over Prairie Trails • Frederick Philip Grove

Words linked to "Goldenrod" :   Solidago missouriensis, Solidago spathulata, Solidago, silverrod, Solidago rugosa, wildflower, dyer's weed, genus Solidago, Blue Mountain tea, Solidago bicolor, wild flower, Missouri goldenrod, alpine goldenrod, Solidago multiradiata, Solidago nemoralis, Solidago odora, Solidago canadensis, Solidago sempervirens

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