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Solidago rugosa

Common Name(s):
Rough-leaf goldenrod, Rough-stemmed goldenrod, Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod, Wrinkleleaf goldenrod
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials
Comment:

A compact, cascading, clump-forming native with 2-5 foot stems that have radiating light yellow flowers at the tips. Flowers in September.  Numerous tiny, toothed leaves have rough, wrinkled surface.  A great addition for late season color and to lure the butterflies in. Also attracive to birds, native and honey bees.

In recent times goldenrods have been blamed for hay fever, but its irritating symptoms are actually caused by ragweed (Ambrosia species), whose pollen is airborn when goldenrod is in flower.

Season:
fall
Height:
3-6 feet
Flower Color:
light yellow
Habit:
clumping
Propagation:
stem tip cuttings in late June, or basal division in winter
Exposure:
full sun
Soil:
moist, well-drained
Regions:
mountains, piedmont, coastal plain
Origin:
United States
Tags:
fall blooming, showy flowers, yellow flowers, birds, honey bees, butterflies, wildlife plant, native bees

NCCES plant id: 2877

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F. D Richards, CC BY-SA - 4.0