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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

Height: 1'-2'

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.

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