Sweet / Anise-scented Goldenrod


Photo credit: Eric Hunt

 

Sweet / Anise-scented Goldenrod
(Solidago odora)

 

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),

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

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Sweet Goldenrod

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Leave Fields of Fall Wildflowers for Pollinators

Goldenrods

Native range in North America:

 

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