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Narrow-leaved goldenrod, Wand goldenrod
Solidago stricta
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries. Available in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens (321-436-4932).

Description: Small to medium herb with attractive spikes of yellow flowers.

Dimensions: About 3-9 inches in height; up to 4 feet when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.

Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.

Range: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands, prairies and marshes.

Soils: Seasonally wet to moist, moderately- to poorly-drained freshwater soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: 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.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate to high; plants growing in extremely dry soils may die during extended periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Showy spikes.

Flowering Season: All year; peak summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed and division.

Comments: The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1991
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1995
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer


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