Solidago canadensis ssp. elongata
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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'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.