Goldenrod – Busting the Myth

Turns out Goldenrod isn’t the cause of hay-fever and fall allergies. We can enjoy its beauty and healing properties. This year is a bumper crop of goldenrod. It makes a great addition to wild flower bouquets and the bees come visit. Enjoy the poem and look for another one shortly.

Goldenrod busting the myth

Goldenrod – Busting the Myth

Old wives believe goldenrod an allergen
framed by the true culprit – Ragweed.
Goldenrod needs bees not breeze
to spread its pollen,
pollen more potent than honey.
Flowers and leaves
eaten on salad,
made a bitter tea,
or steeped in vinegar.
A boost to kidneys and immunity
Goldenrod abundant and cheery
in fields, ditches, and edge
that sunny edge.
Goldenrod of sunny yellow
lost medicinal forage,
lost in myth,
lost in plain sight.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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