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As the common name implies, this goldenrod blooms in an impressive plume of golden flowers. Tolerant of dry, poor soil- it will grow taller in fertile soils and may need staking. Valuable to pollinators and as star a host plant as other goldenrods, it is a lovely and easy way to diversify gardens.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Sand, Rocky

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Sep-Oct

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly bees, wasps, and beetles, occasionally butterflies and moths. Like other goldenrods, it is a potential host to at least 45 species of moth, including the ruby tiger moth and goldenrod flower moth, and many other smaller insects. Goldfinches eat seeds to a limited extent. Foliage is occasionally browsed by a wide variety of herbivores.

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