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Euthamia caroliniana

Previously known as:

  • Euthamia microcephala
  • Euthamia microphylla
  • Euthamia minor
  • Euthamia tenuifolia
  • Euthamia tenuifolia var. tenuifolia
  • Solidago caroliniana
  • Solidago microcephala
  • Solidago microphylla
  • Solidago minor
  • Solidago tenuifolia
Phonetic Spelling
yoo-THAY-mee-uh kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh
Description

Slender Goldentop is a native perennial in the daisy family found in the coastal and Piedmont areas of NC. Its native habitat is moist to wet areas in boggy edges, ditches, roadsides, poorly drained areas, and open woodlands. The plant has a fine texture and soft yellow flowers with a long bloom season from late summer to early winter. It is a favorite of our native bees. Slender Goldentop has grass-like leaves and spreads by rhizomes to form attractive clumps.

It is tolerant of most soils except dry ones and will grow in full sun to partial shade. Use in naturalized areas, native/pollinator gardens, or at the edges of ponds, streams, bogs.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#sun#yellow#full sun#drought tolerant#fall flowers#yellow flowers#winter interest#fall interest#NC native#summer flowers#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#sun#yellow#full sun#drought tolerant#fall flowers#yellow flowers#winter interest#fall interest#NC native#summer flowers#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euthamia
    Species:
    caroliniana
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern North America, NC
    Distribution:
    AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , VA , WI , WV
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees and butterflies. A special value for native bees.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom from late summer to very early winter.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are small, narrow, and look a little like grass. They have one vein and also resin dots. There are alternate and basal leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought