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Chapman's goldenrod
Solidago odora var. chapmanii
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 1-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad, but sometimes falling over and forming small open patches.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Showy spikes.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Comments: The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area, Broward County, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 2001
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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