Solidago odora – Sweet Goldenrod
Goldenrod for native plant gardens. Appropriate for borders, cottage gardens and butterfly gardens. Solidago odora, commonly called sweet goldenrod, is easily identified by its anise-scented leaves. Goldenrods have been wrongfully accused of causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed which flower at the same time and may be growing close together.
Grows 2-4’ tall. This species is primarily clump-forming and does not spread aggressively as some other goldenrod species & hybrids.
Branched, plume-like clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers bloom in August-September.Medicinal uses: Leaves may be used in teas. Foliage of this plant has been used in herbal medicines for treatment of a variety of problems including wounds, ulcers, urinary disorders, flatulence and as a stimulant. Consult an herbalist before injesting.
- Blooms in late summer to fall
- Prefers full sun to part-shade.
- Beneficial for pollinators- attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- Deer Resistant
- Perennial in zones 5-8