Solidago sempervirens
(Salt Marsh Goldenrod)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Salt Marsh Goldenrod, Northern Seaside Goldenrod, Seaside Goldenrod
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 10
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: September - November
    Status: Native

Solidago sempervirens, or Salt Marsh Goldenrod, is native to the eastern coast of Texas all the way up to the eastern coast of Maine. It is also now adventive in the Great Lakes coast and also grows along certain expressways in Michigan, where the salting of the roads in winter makes the soil ideal for it to grow. It grows on beaches, dunes and salt marshes, as well as other moist, salty areas. It blooms in late fall, with shockingly bright golden flowers. When viewed en masse, they are a stunning sight.

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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