Anise Scented Goldenrod

Solidago odora

Native to open woodlands of the East and Southeast U.S., Solidago odora is named for the licorice fragrance given off by the leaves when crushed. The dense spires of golden-yellow flowers provide a burst of late season color in dry shade …

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SKU
38751-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 2' - 4'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Host Plant

Native to open woodlands of the East and Southeast U.S., Solidago odora is named for the licorice fragrance given off by the leaves when crushed. The dense spires of golden-yellow flowers provide a burst of late season color in light shade. 

All Goldenrods support a host of pollinator and insect activity, and this goldenrod is no exception. The Wavy-Lined Emerald uses Anise Goldenrod as a larval host, as do numerous other smaller moths.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
Goldenrods are often blamed as the cause of hay fever, which is an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen. Most native wildflowers, including Goldenrods, do not have wind-borne pollen. Instead, the pollen is moved from bloom to bloom by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.