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Blue-stemmed Goldenrod Solidago caesia

 

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Blue-stemmed Goldenrod
credit: Dan Mullen/CCSA

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Alternate name: Wreath Goldenrod

Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description Native herbaceous perennial.
Habit: up to ten thin arching bluish stems, 1'-3.5' tall.
Leaves: narrow, elliptical, usually serrated, at right angles to stem; to 6" long x 1" wide.
Flower: small clusters of tiny cream to yellow flowers, on the stem, at the leaf base, and at the end of the stalk.


Flower August-October.


Flower August - October


Habitat Rich deciduous woods; sand dunes.


Range Eastern North America from Quebec south to Florida; west to Ontario, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.


Discussion Listed as an endangered species in Wisconsin. Other common names: wreath goldenrod.


Comments This is a relatively small goldenrod and is not aggressive.


Exposure Preference Shade to partial sun.


Native Distribution Georgia to Texas, n. to Nova Scotia, c. Maine, s. Ontario & Wisconsin


Site Preference Rich, deciduous or open woods; wood borders; clearings


Soil Preference Various soils.


Wildlife Value Blue-stemmed goldenrod attracts butterflies.


 

 

 

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