Southern Gardening: Goldenrod has merit
I am a firm believer that many of our flowering plants are only one or two steps out of the ditch. The goldenrod is no exception.
Most folks can recognize goldenrods growing wild. In a couple of weeks, we will start seeing their annual explosion of golden color. Flowering goldenrods are a sign that cooler fall weather is not far away.
Typically, we see European goldenrods, which are tall plants that reach up to 4 feet tall, alongside roads and in ditches. A European goldenrod forms branches from the upper portion of its main stem. Flowers develop on these branches and flow and arch outward.