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Goldenrod | Solidago canadensis

Goldenrod has showy yellow flowers that grow on drooping panicle branches that bloom late summer to fall. The flowers are valuable to butterflies, bees, and other insects. It is a very fast growing rhizomatous plant that forms dense bright patches on open land.


Plant Details

HabitatsUpland Prairie and Savanna, Wet Prairie
Habitat NotesTypically found on historic farmlands, pastures, fields, thickets, prairies, waste areas and roadsides. Quickly spreading rhizomatous plant, tolerant of some but not full shade.
Mature Height4-5'
Shade Preferencefull sun
Soil Tolerancemoist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils
Special UsesProvides vital pollen & nectar for butterflies, bees and other insects; Deer resistant