• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Full to partial sun
• Soils: poor, sandy, clay; dry to average moisture
• Bloom Time: White to yellowish flowers July through October
• Size: 1-3 feet tall; 1ft spread
This is an east coast native that is extremely drought and salt tolerant. Sap is distasteful to deer and rabbits. Like all goldenrods, it does not contribute to hayfever and is extremely important to supporting local food webs.
Little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium); Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria); Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)
• Attracts a wide variety of pollinators, including specialized bees.
• Host plant for caterpillars of brown-hooded owlet, wavy-lined emerald, and others.
• Seeds are eaten by songbirds.