Great article. I grew up with Goldenrod in Upstate NY. It was just always part of my life; we considered it a weed but I loved it.
I loved to run the blossoms through my fingers and I loved how happy it was growing without special attention. I loved to smear the blossoms on things, too.
Somehow, I don't think it likes Oklahoma as much. And for that reason, neither do I. Okay, I don't really mean that but I like how it sounded in my head. LOL. I've seen Goldenrod for sale in the Box stores and that was funny to me. A weed for sale.
Thanks again for your article; you know a lot of information!