Solidago erecta (Showy/Slender Goldenrod) delightful fall bloomer that usually has several bloom stalks on a single plant. Used by bees, butterflies and many other insects. Goldenrods are among the most important late-season pollinator plants. Honey bees feast on goldenrod nectar before winter. Butterflies and many other pollinators rely on goldenrods as a major food source. Beekeepers often use goldenrods as the primary food source for winter. Some sources report that goldenrod nectar has an average sugar concentration of 33%.
Pair Showy Goldenrod and Liatris spicata for a unique fall color show!
Photo courtesy of Dolphia & W.D Bransford