Jul. 30, 2017

wand goldenrod, Solidago stricta

Goldenrods were another delight travelling south in October. From Tennessee on they were an almost constant presence. By the time you get to central Florida, you are among goldenrods that can bloom at almost any time of the year. This one has a very narrow growth form. One garden site compares them to charmed snakes as they grow. They add an interesting accent or contrast to a garden. Wand goldenrod grows in AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, SC, TX, and VA. Polk Co FL, 10/21/15.