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Golden Rod is a beautiful perennial with tall wooden stems and distinctive yellow flowers. Native to Europe, this plant is a crossbreed of various other plants. It can reach heights between three and seven feet. Come the early fall between August and September; this perennial will bloom yellow flowers about a quarter of an inch wide. They're seen widely in large clusters, allowing an extremely abundant appearance that can bring color to any part of your garden.
Scientifically coined as Solidago Canadensis and Solidago Virgaurea, this herbaceous flower is part of the Aster family
It grows in a pyramid-like fashion and will spread quickly. Very rarely will you see a single Golden Rod plant on its own. Instead, each root will be home to a multitude of stalks that arise from its central hub. When this flower blooms and emits its sweet nectar, it attracts a variety of wildlife, including honeybees and butterflies.
This plant's central stalk will be green and smooth. The stem has no branches except at the top, where its flowers bloom. All along its smooth stalks, you'll find lanceolate-shaped leaves that bloom in a distinctive alternating pattern. Each leaf will grow one inch wide and between three and six inches long. Additionally, the margins of this plant's leaves will be uniquely serrated.
Goldenrod Plant Is a Perennial Native Species
When this perennial flowers, it will breed a plethora of tiny yellow flowers. They will hang down in a curved fashion perpendicular to the actual stalk. Golden Rod will have a clear panicle about 10 inches wide and full of bright yellow in full bloom. This beautiful flower's bloom will last anywhere between two and four weeks. Each flower will form seed heads with tiny feathery hairs at the end of its bloom. This allows the plant to spread its seeds as the wind blows.