A smooth-leaved goldenrod with fragrant foliage scented like anise. Produces lovely yellow pyramids of flowers atop its stem from July-October. Tolerant of poor, sandy soils. Of special value to native bees and honeybees, seeds are a source of food for songbirds such as goldfinches. The dried leaves were traditionally used to make tea.
3-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 5b-10a
Native Range: NH south to FL, west to TX, north to MO. Rare in OH, NH, and VT
Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 8 weeks. Surface sow or cover seed lightly.
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