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Connecticut Plants
Canada Goldenrod
Solidago canadensis L.

Canada goldenrod is one of Connecticut's most common goldenrods. It looks quite similar to tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima), but Canada goldenrod has greener leaves, and its stems have no hairs on the bottom third or so.

  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: meadows, roadsides, thickets
  • Height: 2-5 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads 1/8 inch high, in plume-shaped cluster 3-5 inches across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Solidago canadensis L.
Solidago canadensis L.