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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
[[File:Uemura 10-08-2009 335.jpg|thumb|Three samples of silk dyed with goldenrod<br>Uemera Dye Archive]]
''Solidago virgaurea''; wild goldenrod
''Solidago virgaurea''; wild goldenrod

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Giant goldenrod Solidago gigantea


A yellow dye obtained from many Solidago species most of which are native to North America. One species, Solidago virgaurea, is native to Europe. Goldenrod is found near the edge of woods, on dry banks and in any acid soil region. Its abundance, reliability and clarity has made it popular with home dyers. Goldenrod gathered in full bloom and can be stored until needed, if properly dried. Colors range from a golden-yellow with alum to a dark orange with chrome and a green with Iron. The colorants in goldenrod are the flavonols, kaempferol and Quercetin, and the Anthocyanin, cyanidin. Natural tannins and Latex rubber are also present.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Three samples of silk dyed with goldenrod
Uemera Dye Archive

Solidago virgaurea; wild goldenrod

Additional Information

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994

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