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Euthamia graminifolia (Grass-Leaved Goldenrod)

Flat-Top Goldentop, Grass-Leaved Goldenrod, Solidago graminifolia, Solidago lanceolata, Chrysocoma graminifolia


Euthamia graminifolia (Grass-Leaved Goldenrod) is an upright, erect perennial wildflower with many-branched inflorescences atop leafy branched stems. Blooming in mid summer to fall, they bear dense, flat-topped clusters of 20-35 pale to bright yellow flowers. The upper half of the plant appears bushy due to its branched stems and grass-like, narrow to linear, alternate leaves. The leaves emit a scent when crushed. Grass-Leaved Goldenrod provides a nectar source for pollinators, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, and beetles. Its dried seeds provide a food source for songbirds. Deer and rabbit enjoy browsing the plant. Adding a bold splash of color in the late season landscape, Grass-Leaved Goldenrod is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial that spreads aggressively to form colonies. Found in moist meadows, prairies, roadsides, conifer swamps or sandy moist shorelines through most of North America, Grass-Leaved Goldenrod is a good choice for erosion control, wildlife gardens or meadows.

  • Grows up to 3-6 ft. tall (90-180 cm) and 1-2 ft. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of poor, gravelly, sandy, or dry soils and once established, can tolerate droughty conditions. It can grow in strongly acidic to mildly alkaline conditions.
  • A beautiful plant for coastal gardens, butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Euthamia graminifolia is considered invasive in Europe.
  • Propagate by seed or by division, while the plant is dormant. Seed germination may be improved with cold-moist stratification.
  • Native to most of North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Solidago - Goldenrods
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pacific Northwest, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, New Mexico
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Solidago - Goldenrods
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pacific Northwest, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, New Mexico
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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