Thursday, March 03, 2016
Mother Nature's Golden Scepter...
Solidago, commonly called Goldenrod, is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Most are herbaceous perennial species found in the meadows and pastures, along roads, ditches and waste areas in North America. There are also a few species native to Mexico, South America, and Eurasia. Some American species have also been introduced into Europe and other parts of the world.
Goldenrod is often unfairly blamed for causing hay fever in humans. The pollen causing these allergy problems is mainly produced by Ragweed, blooming at the same time as the Goldenrod, but is wind-pollinated. Goldenrod pollen is too heavy and sticky to be blown far from the flowers, and is thus mainly pollinated by insects.
Parts of some Goldenrod can be edible when cooked. It can also be used for decoration and making tea. It is, in some places, held as a sign of good luck or good fortune. It is considered a weed by many in North America but it is prized as garden plants in Europe, where British gardeners adopted Goldenrod long before Americans did as garden subjects. It only began to gain some acceptance in American gardening (other than wildflower gardening) during the 1980s.
The Goldenrod is Seasons compatible and will change with the seasons. The seasonal changes only work if the Seasons EP is installed. It can also be used without Seasons, but only the summer state will appear.
Appears in the catalog under Gardening/Flowers for 15 Simoleons
Will not block the Sim's path
Does not require watering or weeding.
Mesh by me created in Milkshape. Textures by me created in PSP.