Canada Goldenrod is a tall herbaceous perennial with bright green leaves that grow mostly from the stems and bright yellow clusters of flowers at the tops of stems.
|Height and Spread
||0.3 – 2 m tall.
||Up to 1 m spread.
||Bright yellow in dense clusters
||July – September
||Bright green stems and leaves.
||Seeds in early fall.
|Light and Water
||Will grow in highly variable conditions, from open sites or ditches to denser forests.
||Also quite variable and hardy, will grow in dry or wetter sites.
||Canada Goldenrod has been most commonly used to make a tea. Among the Nlaka’pmx and Okanagan peoples this tea was used specifically to help with diarrhea, but as well during the American Revolution is was used as a substitute for highly taxed English tea.
||In terms of wildlife uses, Canada Goldenrod is most widely regarded as beneficial for bees and other insects. With its large clusters of flowers and wide ranging habitat it is very valuable to pollinators.
||Canada Goldenrod has traditionally been seen as a weed species, and due to its ability to rapidly spread one should plant with care in a garden settings, but it is also very distinct looking and can attract bees to your garden to help pollinate other plants.
||Canada Goldenrod is widely regarded as a highly invasive week in parts of Europe, China, and Japan and has been credited with the extinction of many native species in those areas.
||Canada Goldenrod produces a large amount of seed that are easily germinated.