Goldenrod - Solidago
Native to USA
State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Herbaceous perennial ranging from 2 to 5 feet in height, Goldenrod blooms small yellow flowers in tall clusters, from August to October. The flowers are a favorite of insects (especially butterflies), which in turn attract insectivorous birds. The seeds of Goldenrod are known to attract a long list of birds, primary being the American Goldfinch.