I love the beauty of this plant and grow it in my yard. I have many plant related allergies, but this plant has never caused a problem. I am always trying to educate people about goldenrod and that it is not the cause of their sneezing and watery eyes.
I have heard some lore about it, but never the one about the 2 girls; what a beautiful story. Thank you, Sharon, for sharing that with us. I wish I had known that story when I was a teacher so that I could have shared it with my students.