Goldenrod is a wallflower, standing in the background, while other flowers in the garden take center stage. It has been blamed for watery eyes and runny noses, when in fact, the true cause of those allergy symptoms is probably ragweed which blooms at the same time. Goldenrod has taken the heat for years for, but its blame without substantiation. It is a rare gardener to take up the cause of the Goldenrod, but I like this plant. It has a place in my garden.