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


North American Distribution


sweet goldenrod - Solidago odora from Native Plant Trust