Solidago erecta
(Showy Goldenrod)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Showy Goldenrod, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Solidago erecta, or Showy Goldenrod, is native to the eastern third of the United States, but mostly is found within the Appalachian area. It is a perennial that grows in moist to dryish open woods, along roadsides, on cliffs, bluffs and ledges. It blooms in late summer with golden yellow flowers.

There are over 100 species of Solidago in the United States, and they can be very difficult to tell apart. More information and comparison photos will be posted at a later time, showing similar species. But for the time being, you can access our Solidago ID chart which shows various images of over twenty species to help with ID.

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