Solidago canedensis, 3.5" pot
goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial that prospers among the flora of Oregon’s various ecoregions. While most species of Solidago occur in eastern North America, narrow goldenrod makes its habitation on both sides of the Cascades along riverbanks, roadsides, open woods and meadows, and sand dunes. Blooming from June to October, this sunflower relative produces shoots of serrate-edged, narrow, and lance-shaped leaves with drooping branches of petite, yellow-golden flowers that rise from the stem tips. Narrow goldenrod is long-lived, able to persist for decades, and spreads vigorously – in fact, this species tends to become so weedy that it is best advised to keep growing conditions on the dry side to control its spread. Plant in full sun to part shade in moist soil.