The Main Plant entry for Goldenrods (Solidago)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Goldenrods.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy

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Common names
  • Goldenrod
  • Yellow Top
  • Yellow weed

Photo Gallery
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-17
#pollination
Location: My Gardens
Date: September 24, 2013
Close Up View #Pollination #Bees
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-08-12
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-08-12
Location: Roadside in Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-09-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-17
Pollinators
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-01
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-09-07
Location: Kendall County Texas
Date: 2016-09-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-09-17
#pollination
Location: Roadside, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-16
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-09-07
Location: Kyle, Texas
Date: 2017-11-14
So popular with pollinators
Location: central Illinois - Sangchris State Park
Date: 2011-09-20
#pollination   Monarch Migration
Location: Kyle
Date: 2018-09-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-12
Location: Shoshone Falls Park, Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States
Date: 2021-08-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-31
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-01
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-06-27
Location: Jones OK,
Date: August 2015
Missy Cave Trail, Bryce Canyon, UT.
Photo by sedumzz
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-12-12

Date: 2013-09-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-09-27
Photo by Sharon
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-01
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-10-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-19
#pollination   swarms of pollinators
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-15
#pollination
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-01

Date: 2013-09-17
Photo by jmorth
Location: Flatwoods Park - Hillsborough County, Florida
Date: 05-NOV-2005
Photo courtesy of Brian Ahern
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-10-13
Location: Sangchris State Park - central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-13

Date: 2013-07-24

Date: 2013-07-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-1-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-08-23

Date: 2013-07-24

Date: 2013-07-24
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-04 
Photo taken at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt I
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-04 
Photo taken at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt I
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-01
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 11:59 PM concerning plant:
    "Goldenrods are attractive sources of nectar for bees, flies, wasps, and butterflies. Honey from goldenrods often is dark and strong due to admixtures of other nectars. However when there is a strong honey flow, a light (often water white), spicy-tasting monofloral honey is produced. While the bees are ripening the honey produced from goldenrods it has a rank odor and taste, but finished honey is much milder.

    Goldenrod is a companion plant, playing host to some beneficial insects, and repelling some pests. They are used as a food source by the larvae of various Lepidoptera species (see list of Lepidoptera that feed on goldenrods). The invading larva induces the plant to form a bulbous tissue mass (called a gall) around it, upon which the larva then feeds. Various parasitoid wasps find these galls and lay eggs in the larvae, penetrating the bulb with their ovipositor. Woodpeckers have adapted to peck open the galls and eat the insect in the center.

    The goldenrod is the state flower of the U.S. states of Kentucky (adopted March 16, 1926) and Nebraska (adopted April 4, 1895). It used to be the state flower of Alabama, being adopted as such on September 6, 1927, but was later rejected in favour of the camellia. Goldenrod was recently named the state wildflower for South Carolina.

    The Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora) is also the state herb of Delaware as of June 24, 1996.

    They are mostly short-day plants and bloom in late summer and early fall. Some species produce abundant nectar when moisture is plentiful, or when it is warm and sunny."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

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