Solidago patula
(Roundleaf Goldenrod)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Roundleaf Goldenrod, Roughleaf Goldenrod, Swamp Goldenrod
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Solidago patula, or Roundleaf Goldenrod, is native to most of the eastern US, except Minnesota, Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida. It grows in shaded areas of swamps, fens, bogs and wet woods. 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 patula stands out, in that is has very large, rounded leaves at the base, or further down the stem, which can be over eight inches long. It also prefers wet and shaded sites, compared with most Solidagos that like the sun. Additionally, its main stem is usually quite thick and is winged. 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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