Common name: Goldenrod Goldenrod in pasture
U.S. Distribution: Northeastern and northcentral U.S.
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Foliage: Alternate, simple, lanceolate, sessile, serrate
Flowers: Yellow ray and disk flowers in a terminal broadly pyramid-like panicle with conspicuous recurved branches
Bloom time: July to October
Habitat: Open places, meadows and pastures
Soil: Can grow in both moist and dry soils
Other: Falsely accused of causing hayfever. The plant is actually pollenated
by insects. It happens to bloom at the same time as ragweed which sheds
large amounts of pollen. Goldenrod is gaining popularity among gardeners
and is often part of ‘native’ garden themes.
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