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Solidago sempervirens

Common Name(s):
Seaside goldenrod
Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers

Goldenrods have been wrongfully accused of causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed.  This plant is highly salt tolerant.

Wildlife Value: Attractive to bees and butterflies. Members of the genus Solidago support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) asterisAndrena (Callandrena s.l.) braccataAndrena (Cnemidandrena) canadensisAndrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticinctaAndrena (Cnemidandrena) nubeculaAndrena (Callandrena s.l.) simplexPerdita (Perdita) octomaculataMelissodes (Eumelissodes) fumosusColletes simulansand Colletes solidaginisThis plant is deer resistant.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems. Rust, powdery mildew, and leaf spot may occur.

This plant may be confused with: Any other goldenrod speices Solidago spp.


Late summer into fall
1-8 ft.
Alternate, smooth, elliptic, entire, fleshy, waxy leaves; upper leaves are 2-8 in. long, basal leaves are 1 in. long
0.3 in. bright yellow flowers on club-shaped panicle, often leafy at the base; flower heads often borne on one side of arching floral branches; 7 to 10 petals
Beaches, dunes, salt marshes; pinelands
Life Cycle:
coastal, bees, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, honey bees, deer resistant, salt tolerant, butterflies, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2741

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