General Landscape Uses:
Native plant nurseries. Available in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens
(321-436-4932) and in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants
Large herbaceous wildflower.
About 1-2 feet in height; 4-6 feet when in flower. Taller than broad when in flower.
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys (where very rare); Bermuda, Bahamas, Cuba and Mexico.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Open coastal areas.
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately- to poorly-drained freshwater to brackish soils, without humus.
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
All year; peak summer-fall.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterflies.
Can be grown from seed.
The leaves can be used to make a tea. Goldenrods are not a cause of hay fever as has been suggested.