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Solidago graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)
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Solidago graminifolia

grass-leaved goldenrod

(syn. Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

Fine-textured linear foliage and golden flat-topped inflorescences in late summer. Cherished by butterflies and preying mantises and well as the wildflower enthusiast.

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3-4 Feet


1-2 Feet


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

grass-leaved goldenrod Interesting Notes

The small flowers attract many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, and beetles. Various wasps and a few beetle species, such as Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Goldenrod Soldier Beetle) and Epicauta pensylvanica (Black Blister Beetle), seem to be especially attracted to the flowers. The caterpillars of several species of moths eat various parts of this and other goldenrods. The seeds are eaten by the Eastern Goldfinch and Swamp Sparrow to a limited extent, while the foliage is occasionally consumed in limited amounts by the Greater Prairie Chicken, Cottontail Rabbit, and White-Tailed Deer. - Prairie Wildflowers of Illinois

Solidago graminifolia Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. May spread somewhat aggressively in ideal moist, sunny conditions. Tolerant of poor, dry soils. Somewhat drought tolerant once established. Propagate by seed or division. Best used in a meadow, butterfly or wild garden.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Native to North America
Erosion Control
Moist Sun