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Solidago altissima/Goldenrod

Solidago altissima / Solidago altissima
Close-up image of autumn flowers
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Close-up image of autumn flowers

A highway right-of-way wildflower is a common occurrence in the South

A large branched flower head

A flower head in full bloom stage

Heavy flower with bees working flowers

Bees working goldenrod

Colony of plants in heavy flowering

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Scientific Name: Solidago altissima
Common Name: Goldenrod
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This native perennial blooms profusely during the autumn months. This is likely the most common wildflower in the country. It grows virtually over most of the Country. Goldenrods produce prominent bright yellow pyramidal flowers atop tall straight stems that have a sandpaper-like surface texture as do the foliage. Goldenrods tolerate a wide range of growing conditions relating to soils, moisture and sunlight.