Sweet goldenrod (Solidago odora) is a perennial flowering plant native to North America. It typically grows to be about 3-6 feet tall and has small, yellow flowers that bloom in the late summer and early fall. The leaves of the sweet goldenrod are elongated and have a minty aroma when crushed.
Sweet goldenrod prefers to grow in full sun and well-draining soil. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, but does best in moist, fertile soil. It is winter hardy and can tolerate cold temperatures.
Sweet goldenrod is not typically grown for its edible properties, but the leaves can be used as a tea or cooked as a leafy green. The plant can also be used medicinally as an expectorant or to treat stomach issues.
In the garden, sweet goldenrod can be used as a natural insect repellent and can also attract pollinators. It can also be used as a natural dye for fabrics.