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Solidago speciosa 'Showy Goldenrod'

Solidago speciosa 'Showy Goldenrod'

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Solidago speciosa, also known as Showy Goldenrod, is a native, perennial species of plant found in North America. It is a member of the aster or Asteraceae family and is known for its showy yellow flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. The flowers are arranged in large, dense spikes and have a striking, yellow color that provides a vibrant burst of color to the landscape during the late summer into the fall, August - October.

Solidago speciosa has a clumping growth habit and can reach heights of up to 5 feet tall. The leaves of the plant are lance-shaped, have a glossy green color, and are arranged alternately along the stem. The plant is also known for its attractive, lacy foliage, its overall rugged, wild appearance, and reddish-colored stems.

In terms of habitat, Showy Goldenrod is well-adapted to a variety of soil and moisture conditions and can be found in both dry and moist soils. It is also tolerant of drought and can grow in full sun to partial shade. The species is an important food source for wildlife, including pollinators, and is also used for landscaping and restoration projects due to its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements.

Fun fact: Showy Goldenrod is often mistakenly blamed for causing hay fever and other allergies, but in reality, it is not the cause. The real culprit is wind-pollinated plants such as ragweed, which blooms at the same time as goldenrod. Despite its reputation, Showy Goldenrod is actually a highly beneficial plant that provides important habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species.


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