The bright profusion of yellow blooms of Solidago ohiensis attracts a large range of pollinators in late summer to early fall. It supports over 100 species of moth and butterfly caterpillars and over 50 species of native bees! All goldenrods have heavy, sticky pollen that does not become windborne, but rather relies on these pollinators for fertilization. Ohio Goldenrod can be found growing in wetlands, prairies, wet sand dunes and along riverbanks. It spreads robustly via rhizome and seed, crowding out undesirable plants in large, moist meadows.
A Native, Naturally! Forb, it prefers full sun in average, moist to well-drained soil.
Image courtesy of Prairie Nursery.