Solidago rugosa
(Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod, Rough Stem Goldenrod, Wrinkle-Leaved Goldenrod, Rough Stemmed Goldenrod, Rough Goldenrod
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Solidago rugosa, or Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod, is native to the southeastern half of the United States. It grows in wet areas like swamps, marshes, seeps, wet open woods, along streams and rivers and moist prairies. 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 rugosa, however, can be somewhat easily distinguished by its preference for wet habitats, coupled with its "wrinkled" leaves - each leaf looks like a piece of crumpled paper. 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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