Definition of goldenrod in US English:



  • A plant of the daisy family, which bears tall spikes of small bright yellow flowers.

    Genus Solidago, family Compositae: numerous species, including tall goldenrod (S. altissima) with plume-like flower clusters, downy goldenrod (S. puberula) with erect flower clusters, and lance-leaved goldenrod (S. graminifolia) with flat-topped flower clusters

    • ‘Later in the season there are many others such as coneflowers, cosmos, goldenrods, or lavender that they will enjoy.’
    • ‘The goldenrod have started to flower, a sure sign that summer is half over.’
    • ‘Asters, goldenrods, and sunflowers dominate the landscape from late summer to the end of the growing season.’
    • ‘By late September, the flowering goldenrods and Asters were the prominent members of the flora.’
    • ‘Goldfinches also feed on the seed of goldenrod, coreopsis, cosmos, zinnias, dandelions and other weedy plants.’