SEASIDE GOLDENROD

Solidago sempervirens

Solidago sempervirens, the seaside goldenrod or salt-marsh goldenrod, is a plant species of the family Asteraceae. It is native to eastern North America and parts of the Caribbean. It is well adapted to coastal habitats including the backside of primary dunes, low secondary dunes and edges of salt marshes. It has some tolerance for drought allowing it to survive in the dry conditions of the dunes. It often occurs with other native dune plants such as switchgrass, salt meadow cordgrass and American beachgrass.

Uses: adds biodiversity to dune restoration; pollinator gardens & ornamentalAttractions: Birds, butterflies including nectar source for fall migrating Monarchs; native bees and some wasps.

 

SPECS: Genus: Solidago ; Species: Sempervirens; Plant Type: Forb, Wildflower; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade; Soil Moisture: Medium Wet; Height: 4′ — 6′; Spread: 2′; Plant Spacing: 3′ — 4′; Bloom Time: August — September; Bloom Color: Yellow; Advantages: Erosion control; USDA Zone: 3 — 8; Attracts: Beneficial insects, Bumblebees, Butterflies, Songbirds; Tolerant: Drought, Salt; Plant Community: Goes well with switchgrass, salt meadow cordgrass and American beachgrass.;