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A.k.a. sweet goldenrod and anise-scented goldenrod. Tolerates clay soils. Tends to spread less aggressively than other goldenrods. As with other goldenrods, it supports a wide variety of insects. Common name refers to the foliage, which smells like anise or licorice when crushed. 

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Sandy, Clay

Height: 2’-4’

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Jul-Oct

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract a variety of pollinators including bees, wasps, and flies. Like other goldenrods, it hosts 45+ species of moth and many other insects including leafhoppers, treehoppers, grasshoppers, and spittlebugs. Seeds are occasionally eaten by birds such as buntings, sparrows, juncos, and goldfinches.

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