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Canada Goldenrod

( Solidago canadensis )

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Canada Goldenrod
Graceful Goldenrod
Asteraceae
Solidago
Solidago canadensis
Linnaeus
Characteristics

Wildflower

Deciduous

Sun, Partial Shade

Clay, Sand, Loam

Dry, Normal

Yes

No

No

Yes
Habitat Considerations

Taiga Shield, Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Prairies, Pacific Maritime, Montane Cordillera

Woodland, Prairie/Meadow/Field, Lakeshores

Pond Edge/Wetland Garden, Butterfly, Bird, Hedgerow/Thicket/Windbreak/Screening, Woodland, Prairie/Meadow
Design Considerations

30 cm

120 cm

Jul - Oct

Yellow|Orange

Yes

No








Birds, Butterflies, Bees

No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

Pollen does not cause allergies; pollen source for butterflies. Provides nectar for butterflies such as: clouded sulphur, purplish copper, gray hairstreak, snout butterfly, silver-bordered fritillary, pearl crescent, Milbert's tortoise shell, viceroy, wood nymph, monarch, eastern tailed blue. (Wildtype) Pollinated by solitary bees like (Adrena) the solitary mining bee and (Colletes) the cellophane bee, who both make their nests in the ground. (David Suzuki Foundation) Foraged by the Prairie Chicken, White-Tailed Deer and Eastern Cottontail Rabbit. Sparrows and Eastern Goldfinch eat the seeds. Mustard, orange and brown dyes can be made from the plant. (Plants for a Future)


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