Canada Goldenrod Solidago canadensis Linnaeus  


Differentiated from other similar goldenrods by pubescent upper stems, lanceolate leaves that are serrate, and involucres 1.7 to 2.5mm high (Weakley, 2015). Most similar to Tall Goldenrod and Giant Goldenrod.

Where to find:

Roadsides, fields, and sunny wooded edges.


Host plant for various moth species including Wavy-lined Emerald Moth (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants),

There are 59 records in the project database.

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Canada Goldenrod blooming in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Keyed out with Weakley. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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