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Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Canada Goldenrod
Solidago canadensis

Canada Goldenrod in flower
Canada Goldenrod in flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 5 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 

Features

Numerous yellow flowers in a branched plume-like cluster at the end of the stems.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained soils.

Notes

Found in prairies and fields as well as open woods. Goldenrods do not cause hayfever. Spreads by rhizomes.