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Gray Goldenrod Solidago nemoralis

 

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Gray Goldenrod
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Alternate name: Oldfield Goldenrod

Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description Clumps of slender, gray-downy stems produce terminal, one-sided, yellow plumes that gives the perennial a vase-shaped appearance. A small goldenrod, this plant seldom reaches 2 ft. in height.


Flower August - October.


Flower August - October


Habitat Dry, open woods and upland prairies.


Range Nova Scotia to n. Florida, west to c. Canada, Montana, and New Mexico.


Discussion Gray Goldenrod attracts butterflies. Individual plants bloom at various times, thus extending the flowering season.


Comments Individual plants bloom at various times, thus extending the flowering season.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution Nova Scotia to n. Florida, w. to c. Canada, Montana & Texas


Site Preference Dry, open woods & upland prairies


Soil Preference Sandy, rocky soils.


Wildlife Value Gray goldenrod attracts butterflies.


 

 

 

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