Solidago puberula / Downy Goldenrod
With dense, wandlike inflorescences of golden yellow, this is a beauty of a goldenrod. Grows along dry forest edges and rocky ground. A terrific plant for late season bee forage and beneficial insects.
Helpful in smothering late-season weeds like stiltgrass. Host plant for numerous moth species, including the colorful Brown Hooded Owlet larvae.
Height: 1′ – 3′ Blooms: August, September
Siting: Dry to average soil, sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate