Canadian Goldenrod is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in water margins and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 150cm.
Canadian Goldenrod was introduced into the UK from North America in the seventeenth century. Canadian Goldenrod can be distinguished from the native European Goldenrod by its vertical flower spikes, made up of horizontal branches with flowers arrranged only on the upper sides of the branches.
Botanic classification and naming: Canadian Goldenrod is a member of the Daisy (Asteraceae) family. The genus name
'Solidago' identifies the plant as a Goldenrod and its species name 'canadensis' means 'Canadian plant'.
Benefits: Attracts insect-eating birds.
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