Alternate name: Wreath Goldenrod
Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family
Description Native herbaceous perennial.
Habit: up to ten thin arching bluish stems, 1'-3.5' tall.
Leaves: narrow, elliptical, usually serrated, at right angles to stem; to 6" long x 1" wide.
Flower: small clusters of tiny cream to yellow flowers, on the stem, at the leaf base, and at the end of the stalk.
Flower August - October
Habitat Rich deciduous woods; sand dunes.
Range Eastern North America from Quebec south to Florida; west to Ontario, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Discussion Listed as an endangered species in Wisconsin. Other common names: wreath goldenrod.
Comments This is a relatively small goldenrod and is not aggressive.
Exposure Preference Shade to partial sun.
Native Distribution Georgia to Texas, n. to Nova Scotia, c. Maine, s. Ontario & Wisconsin
Site Preference Rich, deciduous or open woods; wood borders; clearings
Soil Preference Various soils.
Wildlife Value Blue-stemmed goldenrod attracts butterflies.