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Solidago speciosa commonly called, Showy goldenrod, is a perfect description for this goldenrod species. This unbranched clumping perennial is a beautiful Solidago with a dense upright panicle of yellow flowers from late August through early October. With upturned, lance shaped leaves and a purple-red stem, this eye catching goldenrod is a perfect addition to a meadow or large perennial garden. Solidago speciosa grows to be 3-5' tall, and is rhizomatous, but not aggressively so. Along with attracting numberous late season pollinators, Solidago is a keystone species, supporting over 100 different kinds of butterflies, moths, and native bee species.
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