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Zigzag Goldenrod Solidago flexicaulis

 

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Zigzag Goldenrod
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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description This woodland goldenrod, with erect, somewhat zigzag stems, bears small flower heads on short axillary stalks from the upper leaves. The plant is 8-48 in. tall with pointed, alternate, coarsely toothed oval leaves.


Flower July - October.


Flower July - October


Habitat Sandy stream banks; rich woods.


Range Quebec to e. North Dakota, s. to Georgia mountains, Louisiana, and n.e. Kansas.


Discussion This goldenrod attracts butterflies.


Exposure Preference Partial sun.


Native Distribution Quebec to e. North Dakota, s. to Georgia mts., Arkansas & n.e. Kansas


Site Preference Sandy stream banks; rich woods


Soil Preference Various mesic soils.


Wildlife Value Attracts butterflies.


 

 

 

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