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Solidago odora

sweet goldenrod, anise goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod gets its name from the licorice-like smell of its leaves, which make wonderful tea. Much loved by bees and other pollinators, this species is a well-behaved goldenrod that does well in garden settings.

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Height: 12-36 in
Spread: 12-24 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Edible
Fragrant


North American Distribution


sweet goldenrod Solidago odora from New England Wild Flower Society