Solidago nemoralis
gray goldenrod

Solidago nemoralis

Solidago nemoralis
Solidago nemoralis
Photos Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Solidago nemoralis
Common name: gray goldenrod
Group: dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 2 1/2'
Foliage: stem reddish or greyish green, covered with short white hairs; pubescent alternate leaves, taper to a petiole-like narrow base, winged leaflets
Flower: yellow, compound, 1/4" across; 4-10 ray florest around the disk florets
Flowering time: fall
Habitat: dry soils, fields, eroded banks, railroads
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: Visited by numerous bees, both short and long tongues; Sphecid and Vespid wasps; flies; butterlies, moths, beetles.
It is larval food for various moths. Goldfinch will eat the seeds.Source: Illinois wildflowers