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Grass-leaved goldenrod

Euthamia graminifolia

Euthamia graminifolia

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Sun/shade: Full sun

Soil moisture: Dry to wet

Height: 3-4'

Spread: 2-6'

Flowering period: August

Grass-leaved goldenrod’s yellow flower clusters have a rich, textured appearance that mimics the play of the late summer sunlight upon the wild meadow. Blooming for approximately one month, the plant provides nectar and pollen to a plethora of insects, from butterflies and moths to beetles, flies, wasps, and bees. The Xerces society recognizes grass-leaved goldenrod’s importance for native bees, and the plant is known to support several specialist bees whose larvae have strict pollen requirements.

Grass-leaved goldenrod is commonly found growing on abandoned farmland in association with other goldenrod species, including tall goldenrod, giant goldenrod, wrinkleleaf goldenrod, and early goldenrod. Research suggests that soil factors including heightened moisture, acidity, and clay content increase grass-leaved goldenrod’s ability to compete with these other species. Overall, grass-leaved goldenrod grows best in conditions of full sunlight and moderately wet to average soil moisture, and it may be found in NE Ohio habitats including meadows, wet meadows, wetland edges, and along the margins of water bodies.

References: 1,2,3,4,5.

Photo 1 by Ashley Keesling. Photos 2 and 3 by Julie Slater.

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