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Solidago macrophylla, Large-leaved Goldenrod

Solidago macrophylla

Large-leaved Goldenrod

  • Partial shade
  • Average soils
  • 36” to 48” tall, 18” to 36” wide
  • Summer or Fall blooming
  • Ontario Native, Woodland species (I think)

Still new to me, grown from seeds from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library

While wildflower sites list this species as being widespread in the Northeast and offer identification tips, there seems to be very little information published about them. Because of this, I’m mostly relying on what I can see in the handful of photos that turn up in a Google image search of this species.

Based on what I can see, they appear to prefer an edge-of-woodland ecosystem where they grow alongside other partial shade loving species, including Bigleaf, Heart-leaved and White Wood Asters.  

Overall, I think that it would be reasonably to think of them like a larger version of Zigzag Goldenrod when deciding where, and whether, to add them to an ecosystem that you tend.

Photos by Laval University and Nadiatalent Via Wikimedia Commons


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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
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