Solidago flexicaulis
(Zigzag Goldenrod)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod, Woodland Goldenrod
    Synonyms: Solidago latifolia
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Solidago flexicaulis, or Zigzag Goldenrod, is native to the eastenr half of the United States, except for Florida, Mississippi and Texas. It grows in open woods and on woodland edges. It blooms in late summer and fall, with small golden flowers on stalks.

There are over 100 species of Solidago in the United States, and they can be very difficult to tell apart. Solidago flexicaulis, however, can be somewhat easily distinguished by its preference for shaded woodland habitats, coupled with its broad leaves, that are strongly toothed. This species could possibly be confused with Solidago patula or Solidago ulmifolia. 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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