Formerly known as Solidago graminifolia and currently as Euthamia graminifolia, this pretty meadow perennial is still commonly called grass-leaved goldenrod or flat-top goldenrod. Both of those common names point out its distinctive features: relatively long, slender leaves (though you wouldn’t mistake them for true grasses) and flat-topped clusters of bright yellow blooms in late summer to early fall. Typically reaching 2 to 3 feet tall, it offers the same pollinator-drawing features of other goldenrods but a different look. Be aware that it can spread aggressively by creeping roots in loose soil, so it’s not a good choice for a typical perennial border (I can tell you that from personal experience!) but fine in a meadow or naturalistic planting where competition from other plants will help to control its vigor. Native to many parts of North America; seed from wild plants growing in my meadow in Bucks County, PA. Full sun; average to moist soil. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.
Collected in late October 2022. At least 25 seeds. PA ecotype.
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