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Solidago canadensis

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Solidago canadensis
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Solidago canadensis

Species Name: Solidago canadensis ssp. elongata
Common Name: Canada Goldenrod

Bright yellow flower spikes surprise during summer. Attracts butterflies. Excellent groundcover, spreads from underground roots. Also recommended for either high elevation gardens or erosion control. Does well in poor soils, including clay.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-5' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 9300'
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North and central western California, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin Floristic Province to Baja
Natural Habitat: Meadows, thickets. Elevation: below 9300'

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