Solidago hispida
(Hairy Goldenrod)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Hairy Goldenrod
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Solidago hispida, or Hairy Goldenrod, is native to the entire eastern US, except Florida. It grows in open rocky woods, and also on rocky ledges and sometimes along sandy trails. It blooms in late summer and fall, with golden flowers with small petals.

There are over 100 species of Solidago in the United States, and they can be very difficult to tell apart. Solidago hispida can be distinguished by its hairy stems and leaves, and its basal leaves which are fuzzy and almost look gray. 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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