Wooden sculptures by Will Lee, Heartwood Forest, St Albans, January 2017
Hex colour ref: fcd975
A colourful note: this bright shade is named after the goldenrod flower, a plant that has had a variety of health uses. In many areas it has acted as a traditional kidney tonic for kidney stones, whilst Native Americans chewed the leaves to relieve sore throats and the roots to ease toothache.
The first known recorded use of goldenrod as a colour name in English was in 1915, and it made its first appearance as a Crayola crayon in 1958.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 3 February 2017
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