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Solidago rugosa is often confused with:
Solidago Flower
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Solidago chilensis Solidago odora in the fall in Moore County
Solidago caesia Solidago caesia
Monarda didyma Flowers

Rough-leaf Goldenrod Solidago rugosa

Phonetic Spelling
so-li-DAY-go roo-GO-suh
Description

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 attractive 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 airborne 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 spikes of yellow flowers appear in late summer and early fall.

Fire Risk: This plant has a medium flammability rating. 

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Fall;  Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall 

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

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Fireworks'
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Cultivars / Varieties:
'Fireworks'
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#fall flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#native perennial#honey bees#native bees#fall interest#specialized bees#herb garden#food source#fire#medium flammability#NC native#deer resistant#goldenrod#native garden#pollinator plant#wildflower garden#larval host plant#food source fall#NC Native Pollinator Plant#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#audubon#wavy-lined emerald butterfly#stormwater demo garden orange co
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Solidago
    Species:
    rugosa
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada to U.S.A
    Fire Risk Rating:
    medium flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata) larvae. 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.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Rough-Leaf Goldenrod is moderately deer resistant.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from September to November.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Arching spires of yellow flowers appear from August to October.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil