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Solidago uliginosa

Common Name(s):
Bog goldenrod
Categories:
Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Bog goldenrod is a herbaceous perennial native wildflower in the Asteraceae family that grows to 4 feet. Yellow flowers appear in a tight clump at the top of the stem in the early fall. 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. 

Regions: Mountains

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall

Wildlife Value: Bog goldenrod is moderately deer resistant. Flowers are attractive to butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Songbirds eat the seeds.  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 solidaginis

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.

Season:
Fall
Light:
Full sun
Height:
2-5 ft.
Flower Color:
Yellow
Hardiness:
3-8
Foliage:
Smooth stem; smooth leaf; lower leaves are lance-shaped, shallow toothed, up to 12 in. long; long leafstalk clasps the stem
Flower:
Plume like inflorescence of yellow flowers
Habit:
Clumping
Site:
Swamps, bogs
Propagation:
Rhizomatus, seed
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
bees, deer resistant, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, honey bees, butterflies, native bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2743

Solidago uliginosa Solidago uliginosa
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Solidago uliginosa Solidago uliginosa
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0