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Solidago bicolor

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Description

Wildlflower in the Asteraceae family.  This is the only Solidago with white rays in the East. It tolerates drought and clay soils.  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.

Seasons of Interest:

      Bloom: Summer-Fall, July-October

Wildilfe Value:  Flowers are attractive to butterflies, native bees, honey 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 solidaginisThis plant is deer resistant.

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

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#birds#pollinators#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#nectar plant#woodland garden#fall interest#clay soil#specialized bees#fall bloom#poor soils#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#birds#pollinators#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#nectar plant#woodland garden#fall interest#clay soil#specialized bees#fall bloom#poor soils#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Solidago
    Species:
    bicolor
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer