More About Solidago flexicaulis
- Small flowers cluster near the top of the plant
- Star-like, yellow blooms
- Erect stems hold softly hairy, coarsely toothed, oval foliage
- Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
Name is derived from the way the stems "zig-zag" from leaf to leaf.
Goldenrod (Solidago) is unfairly blamed for being the source of pollen or allergens which affect those who suffer from hay fever. Pollen from goldenrod is too heavy to travel by air whereas ragweed pollen, which is released close in time to that of solidago, is easily carried and is the true source of this discomfort.
Zigzag Goldenrod Growing and Maintenance Tips
Found in deciduous woods, along wooded stream banks, it thrives in three to four hours of sun or full shade. Will grow in dry soils, tolerating some drought, loamy, clay or rocky sites.
Solidago flexicaulis Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils