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Solidago odora

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, average, poor, loam, clay, sand

Height: 2'-5'

Bloom Time: August, September

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, fragrant plant, medicinal, naturalizing

Solidago odora (anisescented goldenrod)
  • Solidago odora (anisescented goldenrod)
  • Solidago odora (anisescented goldenrod)
  • Solidago odora (anisescented goldenrod)
  • Solidago odora (anisescented goldenrod)

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Description

Solidago odora

Also known as:

anisescented goldenrod

,

sweet goldenrod

,

anise-scented goldenrod

,

blue mountain tea

,

fragrant goldenrod

,

true goldenrod

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Solidago odora grows to a height of about 4 feet, which is typical of most goldenrods. However, its fragrant, anise-scented leaves make it stand out among all others. The stems are typically smooth, or slightly downy. The leaves are lance-shaped, narrow, up to 4" long, and glossy. The dense, yellow flower clusters form arching plumes on the upper part of the stem. The bloom period begins in mid, to late summer, and lasts about a month.

Cultivation

Anisescented goldenrod is clump forming, and spreads less aggressively than some other members of the genus. It is well adapted to average, even poor, sandy soil. It is easily grown in a garden setting with average moisture, yet is also quite drought tolerant. Flower performance is best in full sun, but it tolerates part-sun and light shade. A good choice for use in wildflower meadows, cottage gardens, and sunny perennial borders. Cold hardy, and very heat tolerant. Zones 4-10

Propagation

Seed germination rates are low. Propagate by dividing mature clumps in early spring when new growth begins to emerge.

Additional Notes

Solidago odora is deer resistant, and attracts a variety of pollinators including bees and butterflies. The leaves of the plant can be used to make herbal teas. They have also been used to make topical treatments for wounds, or to treat internal problems such as ulcers.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: NH, OH, VT

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Solidago goldenrod
Species Solidago odora anisescented goldenrod