|The heavy flower heads bend and sprawl toward the sun. It is, in truth, a rather unruly plant and yet there is a place for it in my garden. An out-of the way place where it doesn't bother anybody and the bees can easily find it.|
Traditionally, goldenrod was used in herbal medicine. It was considered a kidney tonic that could be used to counter inflammation and irritation caused by bacterial infections or kidney stones. Native Americans also chewed the leaves to relieve sore throats and chewed the roots to relieve toothaches.
The goldenrod is the state flower of Kentucky, Nebraska, and South Carolina, and is the state herb of Delaware. So, obviously, some do like it!