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Seaside Goldenrod

Solidago sempervirens

Other common name(s):

Family:

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Plant Ecoregion Distribution Map

Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Texas Blackland Prairies, Western Gulf Coastal Plain
Floodplains and Low Terraces4, Laguna Madre Barrier Island and Coastal Marshes, Lower Rio Grande Alluvial Floodplain, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Mid-Coast Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes, Northern Humid Gulf Coastal Prairies, Southern Subhumid Gulf Coastal Prairies, Texas-Louisiana Coastal Marshes
Southern Blackland Prairie
Flatwoods

Plant Characteristics

Growth Form

Herbaceous

Height

2
to
8
ft.

Spread

1
to
2
ft.

Leaf Retention

Evergreen

Lifespan

Perennial

Habitat and Care Requirements

Soil Type(s)

Sand, Loam, Well Drained, Saline

Light Requirement

Sun

Water Requirement

Low, Medium

Native Habitat

Wetland or Riparian

Bloom and Attraction

Bloom Color

Yellow

Bloom Season

Summer, Fall

Seasonal Interest

Nectar, Pollen

Wildlife Benefit

Butterflies, Bees

Maintenance

Pinch the growing tips in June if a more compact plant is desired. Does not spread by rhizomes like other goldenrod. It is resistant to salt spray. Use in dune restoration, as wildlife habitat and in pollinator gardens. Leave stems throughout winter for wildlife. Propagation: Seed.

Comments

Blooms August-December. Produces a tight clump of narrow, evergreen basal leaves from which long, arching stalks grow. Leaves are somewhat succulent. Deep yellow flowers arranged in one-sided clusters. Major food source for fall butterflies. Attracts butterflies, native bees, nectar insects.

References

1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas. 2) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SOSE. 3) https://portal.torcherbaria.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Solidago+sempervirens&formsubmit=Search+Terms. 4) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=4355&locationType=County&mapType=Normal, 5) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=36226#null
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