Slender Goldenrod



Botanical Name:  Solidago stricta

Common Name:  Slender Goldenrod, Wand Goldenrod, Smooth Goldenrod

Description:  Slender Goldenrod is one of many species of goldenrod that can be found throughout Florida growing in sandy, well-drained soils. Slender Goldenrod has small erect leaves that press upward against the them giving the plant a wand-like appearance.  It grows 3-6′ tall in full sun in mesic flatwoods and other moist, open locations. Goldenrods in general are important wildflower species for native pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and many others. Nectar plant for Monarch (Danaus plexippus) and other butterflies. Attracts pollinators including native bees. The goldenrod soldier beetle (a.k.a. leatherwing beetle, Chauliognathus pensylvanicus) is a goldenrod pollinator. Goldenrod honey can be produced in fall when goldenrod blooms are an important seasonal nectar flow. Can grow in bogs or rain gardens.

Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation of salt water such as can occur in storm surges. Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.

Its native habitats are wet and coastal sites, coastal scrub, bogs, hydric and wet mesic flatwoods, ditches, coastal marshes.

Likes sandy soil. Is adaptable to different pH levels.

This plant in 1-gallon containers is 5-15″ tall.

Plant Lore:  Goldenrods are wrongly accused of causing hay fever. They merely bloom at the same time as the real culprits such as ragweed.

Florida Hardiness Zone 8 – 9

Additional information

Container Size



There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Slender Goldenrod”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *