Solidago. Goldenrod. Verge d'Or, Fr. Gold-ruthe, G.—There are very numerous species of this composite genus in the United States. Of these S. odora Ait., or the Sweet Golden-rod, was formerly official. S. Virgaurea L. [now S. Raudii (Porter) Britton], which occurs on dry or granitic soil in the northern United States and Europe, was formerly directed by the Dublin College. It is aromatic, astringent, in hot infusion diaphoretic, and is asserted to be diuretic. (Rev. Gen. de Clin. et de Therap., 1889.) For a study of the flowers of S. bicolor L., by Adam Conrath, see A. J. P., 1873, 253. For an analysis of S. rugosa Mill., see A. J. P., 1893, 122.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.