any composite plant of the genus Solidago, most species of which bear numerous small, yellow flower heads.
a strong to vivid yellow.
of the color goldenrod.

1560–70; golden + rod Unabridged
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goldenrod (ˌɡəʊldənˈrɒd)
1.  See also yellowweed any plant of the genus Solidago, of North America, Europe, and Asia, having spikes made up of inflorescences of minute yellow florets: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  any of various similar related plants, such as Brachychaeta sphacelata (false goldenrod) of the southern US

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Prairies also are present, with species such as cliff goldenrod, woolly
  milkweed and butterfly weed.
Late-blooming asters carpet the field with flecks of white, while the last
  bursts of goldenrod sway in an ever chillier breeze.
Tiny brown ants are climbing up a stalk of goldenrod.
Gray goldenrod may be available from commercial nurseries specializing in
  native plants.
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