Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries. Available in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens (321-436-4932).
Small to medium herb with attractive spikes of yellow flowers.
About 3-9 inches in height; up to 4 feet when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Moderate to fast.
Southeastern United States north to New Jersey, west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, southern Mexico and Guatemala. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.
Pinelands, prairies and marshes.
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately- to poorly-drained freshwater soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Moderate to high; plants growing in extremely dry soils may die during extended periods of drought.
All year; peak summer-fall.
Can be grown from seed and division.
The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.
Gann, G.D., M.E. Abdo, J.W. Gann, G.D. Gann, Sr., S.W.
Woodmansee, K.A. Bradley, E. Grahl and K.N. Hines. 2005-2016. Natives For Your Neighborhood. http://www.regionalconservation.org.
The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida USA.