- Common Name(s):
- Rough-leaf goldenrod, Rough-stemmed goldenrod, Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod, Wrinkleleaf goldenrod
- Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
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.
Rough-Leaf Goldenrod is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 4 feet. Stems are upright with rough-textured leaves at the base. Arching spires of yellow flowers appear in late summer and early fall.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall
Wildlife Value: Rough-Leaf 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.) asteris, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) braccata, Andrena (Cnemidandrena) canadensis, Andrena (Cnemidandrena) hirticincta, Andrena (Cnemidandrena) nubecula, Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) simplex, Perdita (Perdita) octomaculata, Melissodes (Eumelissodes) fumosus, Colletes simulans, and Colletes solidaginis.
This plant may be confused with: Any other goldenrod speices Solidago spp.
- 3-6 ft.
- Flower Color:
- Light yellow
- Stem tip cuttings in late June, or basal division in winter
- Full sun
- Moist, well-drained, dry
- Mountains, piedmont, coastal plain
- United States
NCCES plant id: 2877