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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
Soil Moisture
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees

North American Distribution