- Common Name(s):
- Bog goldenrod
- Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
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.
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.) 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.
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.
- Full sun
- 2-5 ft.
- Flower Color:
- Smooth stem; smooth leaf; lower leaves are lance-shaped, shallow toothed, up to 12 in. long; long leafstalk clasps the stem
- Plume like inflorescence of yellow flowers
- Swamps, bogs
- Rhizomatus, seed
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2743