What Is Blooming In Alabama?

@andriaperry (25482)
Anniston, Alabama
September 12, 2017 12:22pm CST
Its a beautiful plant and I have to say people blame it for the fall allergies but I do not think that its all that bad, there are many flowers blooming in the fall as well as hay being cut. Its Golden rod. Its found all over, from road sides to the mountains. The medicinal value is that it relives intestinal gas! Just make a tea out of the leaves and drink up. But that is not all this fall flower can do, the yellow flowers can be used for yellow dye. Now you can be gas free while you dye white cloth yellow Photo is mine taken at the lake on Sunday 9-10-17
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@JolietJake (36268)
12 Sep
It looks like yellow rod The only thing blooming here right now is this blooming cat is trying to drive me nuts.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
I think nuts bloom as well
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• United States
12 Sep
Now Dad, be that loving touch you've been to Scar for about three years!:)
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@TheHorse (48539)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Sep
@andriaperry I like Bloom County.
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@just4him (81634)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Sep
I really didn't think there was anything good about that plant. It was the cause of a lot of misery in my life growing up. Nice to know it has some medicinal value and colorful as well.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
Golden rod gets blamed for the pollen of ragweed, so sad.
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@just4him (81634)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Sep
@andriaperry Isn't golden rod and ragweed the same?
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
@just4him No golden rod does not tosss pollen into the air like ragweed does.
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@Corbin5 (70139)
• United States
12 Sep
A very handy flower to have around, for sure!!!
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
Yes especially for vegetarians
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@Corbin5 (70139)
• United States
12 Sep
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@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
12 Sep
That's a lovely one, I haven't seen one here in our place (--_ --)
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
It may be a USA plant, wild growing.
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@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
12 Sep
@andriaperry yah, guess it only grows in cold places :-)
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
@jaiho2009 well its not cold here, but we do have a winter.
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• United States
13 Sep
I think I'd prefer gas over drinking weeds.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Said the farting woman! I bet whoever else is around may want to have goldenrod tea with you
• United States
13 Sep
@andriaperry Nope - my husband loves me gas and all.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
@velvet53 (14961)
• Palisade, Colorado
13 Sep
I like the Golden rod. It's beauty helps remind us that summer is not completely over. I never knew that you could use the yellow flowers for dye. Interesting.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Most plants are used for something.
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@velvet53 (14961)
• Palisade, Colorado
13 Sep
@andriaperry I am finding that out. I used to have books on this but got rid of them. I have been checking on the internet about different plants.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
@velvet53 I do have several books on plants for medicine. Since I want to live as much off the land as I can.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21001)
• United States
12 Sep
I've never heard of it before.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
where did you say you live?!
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@Tampa_girl7 (21001)
• United States
13 Sep
@andriaperry I live in Mississippi.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
@Tampa_girl7 I am sure I have seen it in Ms.
@nanette64 (11902)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Sep
The Golden Rod kinda sounds like our BlueBonnets here in Texas @andriaperry ; as far as the massive blooms go that is.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
I love your bluebonnets! They would go well with the golden rods.
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@nanette64 (11902)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Sep
@andriaperry They would be gorgeous together.
@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Sep
Interesting fact about Golden Rod that I never knew.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Most people think that they are just common weeds but they are mostly used for medicine, all flowers and plants.
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@fishtiger58 (28442)
• Momence, Illinois
14 Sep
@andriaperry I always just thought it was a plant giving people with allergies fits.
@Marty1 (22218)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Sep
I love the photo. Do you know if southwestern Pennsylvania has these flowers? I am waiting as I saw you said these are baby ones, and i will be looking forward to flowers of it grown up!
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
I am not sure of they grow as far up the east coast to where you are.
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@Marty1 (22218)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Sep
@andriaperry thanks, fo telling me. I will look it up to see. Maybe, I can find it on the internet? Is it a wild plant or so people grow it from seeds?
@TheHorse (48539)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Sep
Did you say allergies? I'm on my way with my chain saw.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Only if you are the odd bee! The pollen stays in these blooms and the bees eat all their little bellies can handle. I have allergies and this is not the blame for the sneezes. Chainsaw!? ( add a little giggle) you can break these over with your hand. A lawn mower will chew them up even if they get 5 feet tall.
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@TheHorse (48539)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Sep
@andriaperry Heh. I want to make a statement!
@resukill22 (3047)
13 Sep
I never saw that kind of plan?
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Its very pretty and useful.
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14 Sep
@andriaperry really is this also medicinal plan.
@prashu228 (18669)
• India
13 Sep
Good to know about the plant, i am not aware of it
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Do you use plants for medicine there?
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@prashu228 (18669)
• India
14 Sep
@andriaperry yes there are many.
@Ithink (3586)
• United States
13 Sep
I'm with you, it is a pretty plant. Lots of plants people consider a weed or problem have medical value.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
All plants are pretty to me, one just need to be in better control around the house than others.
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@Ithink (3586)
• United States
14 Sep
@andriaperry Yes they do, my daughter loves the rose hips we get off the roses. I think they are a tad tart. lol
@responsiveme (12543)
• India
13 Sep
My favourite colour...Shades of yellow. That flower is so so pretty.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
This one is a baby, when the big ones open up I will post another photo.
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• India
13 Sep
@andriaperry ok....Looking forward to baby growing up
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@RubyHawk (18838)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Sep
We have lots of golden rod. My grandma used to make an eye wash from it.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
I would love to know how to do that!
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@RubyHawk (18838)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Sep
@andriaperry As well as I remember she boiled the goldenrod in water and washed her eyes in the water.
@Platespinner (16701)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
12 Sep
I'm rather partial to the colour of golden rod, and it has never, EVER made me sneeze.
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
I remember once when I was so far back in the woods, miles and miles from people heading to the cabin by the river we used to fish at, a tunnel of golden rod had formed on both sides of the old dirt road, prettiest site of golden rod I have ever seen.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Sep
@andriaperry That sounds pretty!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep
It's very pretty and useful! Pretty cool. =)
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Sep
Florida have golden rod?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep
@andriaperry I have never seen it but possibly.
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@singhisback (2046)
• Jalandhar, India
13 Sep
They are indeed very beautiful flowers
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Yes they are.
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@LadyDuck (108918)
• Switzerland
13 Sep
The goldenrod does not cause allergies the ragweed pollen is the one that does .
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@andriaperry (25482)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Sep
Yes it is!
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