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Solidago flexicaulis

zig-zag goldenrod

Zigzag goldenrod is a woodland species tolerant of shade and clay soils, and earned its common name from the stems, which sometimes grow in a zig-zag pattern. As with other goldenrods, this species is a pollinator powerhouse, supporting dozens of species of butterflies, moths, and bees.

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Height: 1-3 ft
Spread: 1-3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution