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.



sol-can 2 © Kevin C. Nixon
  • sol-can 2 © Kevin C. Nixon

Plant Details

Upland Prairie and Savanna
Wet Prairie
Typically found on historic farmlands, pastures, fields, thickets, prairies, waste areas and roadsides. Quickly spreading rhizomatous plant, tolerant of some but not full shade.
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils
Special Uses:
Provides vital pollen & nectar for butterflies, bees and other insects; Deer resistant