Solidago nemoralis (Gray Goldenrod)

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Also known as Prairie Goldenrod, Oldfield Goldenrod, Dwarf Goldenrod, Field Goldenrod. 

Gray Goldenrod is an upright, unbranched perennial that is peppered with short grayish hairs (hence its name). It is one of the shorter goldenrods, and less aggressive than its taller cousin, Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima). Individual plants bloom at various times, which extends flowering season. It tends to bloom a bit later than other goldenrods. It is a tough and adaptable plant that does well in sunny, dry or moist sites. It tends to be more aggressive in ideal, moist conditions.  

Native bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, and pollinating flies seek nectar and pollen from the flowers. Plants host the caterpillars of several moth species. Seeds are eaten by songbirds like the Eastern Goldfinch. White-tailed Deer and Cottontail Rabbits graze on the foliage. 

Gray Goldenrod works well in a low wildflower meadow, pocket prairie, pollinator garden, naturalized areas, or as a cut flower.  


AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Medium
Sun exposure Sun, part sun
Bloom color Yellow
Bloom time Late summer/early fall
Mature height 1-3 ft
Mature spread 2-3 ft
Attracts Birds, butterflies, bees
Notes Native and honey bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)