Other common names:
Blue-stem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod|
Other scientific names:
Solidago axillaris, Solidago gracilis
Verge d'or bleuâtre
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
Blue stem. Flowers in small isolated clusters strung out along the stem. Usually a single stem.
Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) - also grows in woods; leaves are larger, more deeply toothed; stem thicker.
Hairy Goldenrod (Solidago hispida) - stem is very hairy/downy.
Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis) - short and stem is grey, downy.
Summer, Autumn; Yellow; Indistinguishable parts (petals); Yellow, in small clumps spaced out along the stem.
45-90 cm (17-35 in)
Usually blue (but not always).
fluffy, easily blown by the wind.
Forests, Fields and Open Areas; Open forests, forest edges.
Grows in Sun/Shade:
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 450
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 200
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 183
A pretty, delicate goldenrod of the open woods.
Goldenrod & Ragweed, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
Goldenrod, Ragweed and Mugwort, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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