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Sweet Goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod or anise-scented goldenrod flowers
Photo credit: Eric Hunt

Sweet Goldenrod / Anise-scented Goldenrod
(Solidago odora)

Availability:

  • Currently available

Height:

  • 2-5 feet

Bloom:

  • August to September

Classification:

  • Native
  • Perennial

Sun:

  • Full sun to Part shade

Soil moisture:

  • Medium to dry

Used by:

  • Honey bees (flowers),
  • Native bees (flowers),
  • Butterflies (flowers),
  • Hummingbirds (flowers)

Notes:

  • Excellent fall nectar source
  • One of our least aggressive goldenrods and therefore best choice for garden settings
  • Crushed leaves produce a distinctive licorice smell
  • Dried leaves are sometimes used to make herbal teas

Native Range:

USDA range map for sweet goldenrod or anise-scented goldenrod
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: