Solidago uliginosa
(Bog Goldenrod)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Bog Goldenrod
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Solidago uliginosa, or Bog Goldenrod, is native to the northeastern quarter of the US, as well as slightly south into the Appalachian area. It grows in swamps, bogs, on lake shores, and other wet, acidic boggy areas. It blooms in late summer and fall, with golden flowers on tall stalks.

There are over 100 species of Solidago in the United States, and they can be very difficult to tell apart. Solidago uliginosa can be distinguished from other species by its preference for acidic, wet areas, and its erect flower groups - most species have flowers that come out in horizontal stems, but Solidago uliginosa has vertical stems of flowers. Solidago sempervirens is perhaps the most similar species, but it grows in saline environments, has larger petals, its flowers are often on spreading (horizontal) stems, and in nature, it does not overlap in many places with Solidago uliginosa's range.

You can access our Solidago ID chart which shows various images of over twenty species to help with ID.

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