Canada Goldenrod

Solidago lepida
  • Description: Perennial herb up to 150 cm tall, spreading by underground rhizomes. Bright yellowflowers appear in mid to late summer, attracting many pollinators.
  • Habitat: Open sites with full sun: roadsides, meadows, coastal bluffs, forest edges.
  • Pair with: Yarrow, coastal gumweed, blue-eyed grass, native bunchgrasses.
  • Fun Fact: Canada goldenrod is a late-flowering native species, providing valuable resources for pollinators during the driest months of the year. It is widespread across Canada and western North America, but uncommon on Galiano Island.

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