Other common names:
Silver-rod, White Goldenrod|
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
A white- or cream-flowered goldenrod. Flowers in clusters along the stem. Large basal leaves present when flowering.
Blue-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago caesia) - stem blue, flowers very yellow and smaller.
Hairy Goldenrod (Solidago hispida) - stem very hairy, flowers yellow.
Summer, Autumn; White; Indistinguishable parts (petals); White or cream-coloured. Late summer or fall.
Upper stem leaves very small, lower ones larger.
Up to 1 m (1-3 ft)
Forests, Fields and Open Areas; Open fields, open forests.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 382
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 58
Uncommon in Ontario, mainly found east of Lake Superior. Also found in scattered other sites here and there.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: bicolor: two-coloured
Goldenrod & Ragweed, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
Goldenrod, Ragweed and Mugwort, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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