Golden Rod plant, Solidago virgaurea, is named after the tall plumes of striking gold flowers. An infusion of the leaves used as a remedy for urinary tract infections. Use of the flowers approved by German Commission E as a remedy for bladder stones, kidney stones and urinary tract infection. Golden Rod plant is a native of Europe, Asia and North Africa and prefers light, well drained soils in an open sunny position. The flowers are golden yellow, appearing from midsummer to autumn. Drought and frost resistant. A deciduous, perennial plant growing to 1m x 0.5m.