Wrinkleleaf / Rough Stem Goldenrod
These are a tall goldenrod, 3’ to 4’-6” in the areas that I’ve seen them, that bloom in late August and into September. Overlapping nicely with the end of the blooming season of Cardinal Flower, as you can see.While they grow perfectly well in average moisture, or even dry-ish locations, they really seem to thrive in damp, dappled shade. Even the ones I noticed in dry areas were in part shade. The ones growing alongside the lobelia are in an area that floods seasonally and the patch in the background of the orange Jewelweed photo are saturated until mid June each year.If you have a swale or other damp area that you’d like to convert from turf to pollinator garden, I would recommend this Goldenrod, Great Blue Lobelia, Cardinal Flower, Boneset, Joe-Pye weed, Blue Flag, Swamp Rosemallow, red Beebalm, and Swamp Milkweed for a patch of flowers that would bloom beautifully, coexist well and be a buffet for pollinators and nectar feeders.