Solidago lepida var. salebrosa

Western Goldenrod has showy yellow flower sprays that bloom in late summer. The flowers are valuable to butterflies, bees, and other insects. It is a very fast growing rhizomatous plant that forms dense bright patches on open land. Often forms colonies. (Search google images for photos, none available to post here that aren’t copyrighted.)

 

 

Plant Details

Habitat:
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Bottomland Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Wet Prairie
Typically found on historic farmlands, pastures, fields, thickets, prairies, waste areas and roadsides. Quickly spreading rhizomatous plant, drought tolerant, good for riparian plantings.
Mature Height:
2-3 ft
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils
Special Uses:
Provides vital pollen & nectar for butterflies, bees and other insects; Deer resistant