Canadian goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) is in full bloom right now. You can't miss them, with their bright yelllow color, standing tall and attrackting loads of buzzy little creatures.
Here in Europe, it's considered an invasive weed. Planted years ago in gardens as an ornamental flower, it has now escaped into the wild and won't be stopped. But this lovely wild plant is edible!
The flowers and leaves can be steeped together or separately into a herbal tea, either when they're fresh or after drying. It may be good to know that this is a diuretic herb, which mean you may have to pee more frequently. So if you have plans for a long bus ride or have a business meeting ahead, goldenrod may not be the best tea to start your day with.
The flowers can be eaten raw and add sunshine to any dish; I usually sprinkle them on top of fruits or dips. The greens can be used raw or cooked; I usually mix them with other greens to make a soup or juice.
But done with the talking, I'm out now, to gather my winter supply of goldenrod and get my secret stash of seabuckthorn berries.
The thought alone makes me produce saliva to an embarrassing degree.