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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 - 100 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Other info: self seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Use only strong outer rhizomes when dividing.
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Common names
  • Tall Goldenrod
  • Late goldenrod
  • Canadian Goldenrod
  • Canada Goldenrod
  • Goldenrod

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Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park (NW)
Date: 2022-09-16
Tall Goldenrod #341; RAB page 1092, 179-50-30; AG page 251, 55-17
Location: Southern Pines, NC (NW Broad Street)
Date: October 2, 2022
Tall Goldenrod #341; RAB page 1092, 179-50-30; AG page 251, 55-17
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2021-09-17

Date: 2011-09-20
w/ Viceroy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-19
Combined well w/ New Eng. Aster in the home garden.
Location: French Creek State Park, PA
Date: 2021-09-21
plant at a native meadow edge in bloom
Location: Southern Pines, NC (NW Broad Street)
Date: October 2, 2022
Tall Goldenrod #341; RAB page 1092, 179-50-30; AG page 251, 55-17
Location: Aberdeen, NC 
Date: September 16, 2022
Tall Goldenrod #341; RAB page 1092, 179-50-30; AG page 251, 55-17

Date: 2021-09-17
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-19
Bee appreciative...
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-13
Location: Hiking Trail In Fairfax :-)
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-09-20
#pollination
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-20
Nectaring (energy) waystation for the Great Monarch Migration eve
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-19
Location: Fairfax, VA | August 2022
Date: 2022-08-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-18
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-10-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-20

Date: 2009-09-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-20
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-20
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-06-03
w/ a Jewelwing
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-09-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-09-05
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2011-11-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-20-11
Monarch migration time
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-08-25

Date: October
Photo by KENPEI
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2011-11-09
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2011-11-09
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2011-11-09
Location: Two galls or one Solidago altissima (tall goldenrod) with ball gall caused by the goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis) and bunch gall caused by the goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)
Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Comments:
  • Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Nov 25, 2011 9:07 PM concerning plant:
    Goldenrods are notoriously difficult to identify to a particular species, so make sure you don't rely on a single source for your identification information. This could easily have been listed as Solidago canadensis as it so very closely resembles it & some authorities list Solidago altissima as a variety of S. canadensis. The USDA Plants Database lists S. altissima as a separate species. According to the Audubon eastern wildflowers book it is a separate species as well as having it blooming into the month of November.
    The inflorescence of the yellow Solidago altissima is at the top of a stem which is generally a single stem.
    The flower clusters are directed more or less to one side of the stem of the inflorescence. Each blossom normally has 5-7 disk flowers as well as 9-17 ray flowers.
    One identifier which is key in identifying different species of goldenrod is the structure of the veins in the leaves. S. altissima has 3 main veins; a characteristic shared by S. canadensis & C. gigantea.
    This grows in a wide range of soil types as well as moist to dry areas. The height of the plant is largely determined by the moisture content as well as the fertility of the soil.
    Native Distribution: Most of s. Canada & AK, s. to VA, LA & CA
    Native Habitat: Dry to moist roadsides, thickets, prairies & open woods.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 25, 2021 5:39 PM concerning plant:
    This is one of the most common species of Goldenrod. It is in the category of the goldenrods with the plume-like, graceful flower clusters and with sharp pointed long, narrow leaves with parallel veins. The leaves are usually just slightly toothed. As the name of both common and scientific names say, it is the tallest species often 6 to 7 feet high or more. It is native from southern Ontario & Quebec to New England down to central Florida to many areas of New Mexico up to spots in Montana in fields, meadows, along roadsides & shores & railroad tracks, and woodland edges.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 16, 2013 4:28 AM concerning plant:
    South Carolina's state wildflower.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 29, 2011 11:45 AM concerning plant:
    Flower heads arranged in a pyramidal cluster. Native wildflower in the midwest liking disturbed soil in prairies, fields, pastures, and roadsides. Wrongly blamed for allergies (offender is ragweed). Can form large colonies.
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