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Leavenworth Goldenrod - Soldiago leavenworthii

Leavenworth Goldenrod - Soldiago leavenworthii

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•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.

•Phenology: Perennial herb with slender stems, narrow leaves, and clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom in late summer to fall.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Late summer to fall

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Deciduous

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained sandy or loamy soils

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers moderately moist soil, but can tolerate drought once established

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, native plant gardens, naturalized areas

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; prune as needed to maintain shape and remove dead or damaged foliage

•Considerations: Leavenworth Goldenrod may self-seed and spread in favorable conditions, but it is not typically invasive.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; typically not preferred by deer or rabbits

•Edible: Not typically consumed

•Medicinal Uses: Traditionally used in herbal medicine for its purported diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties, but use caution as some species may have toxic properties.

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic to pets, but ingestion of large quantities of plant material may cause gastrointestinal upset.

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.), Blazing Star (Liatris spp.)

•Wildlife Benefit: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies; provides habitat and food for various insects

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