Plant of the Week: Goldenrod

Goldenrod, Solidago

2-5 ft high and 2-3 ft wide

Sun to part shade

Bloom time is July to October

Blooms yellow

Perennial in the Aster Family!

Goldenrod is native to Eastern North America. It can be found in woodlands, swamps, meadows, fields, and mountains.

Uses: pollination, gout, joint pain, arthritis, inflammation reducer, and can alleviate a sore throat when brewed into tea

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Fun Fact: The ball that develops in the stems of some goldenrod is due to a parasite called the goldenrod gall fly. The larva grows inside the stem, causing it to widen and form a hard casing around the larva.

There are 45 species of goldenrod in MN.

By: Sierra