Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
A.k.a. plume goldenrod and yellow top. Don’t want to wait for fall goldenrod blooms? Then plant some early goldenrod to get the party started in mid summer! Like most goldenrod, it supports a wide variety of insects- including at least 45 species of moth!
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Adaptable
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul-Aug
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife interactions: Flowers attract a wide variety of pollinators including bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and beetles. Hosts many smaller insects, at least 45 species of moth, and shelters the goldenrod stowaway moth that camouflages against the flowers! Seed eating birds may eat seeds to a limited extent, and foliage is browsed sparingly by mammals.