General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
About 3-4 feet in height. Spreading and forming small patches broader than tall.
Widespread in North America south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
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Pinelands and hammock margins.
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, with humusy top layer.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without significant injury.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Full sun to light shade.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Attracts native bees and other beneficial insects. Valuable source of insects for birds.
Can be grown from seed and division.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)
The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.