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Solidago flexicaulis

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Broad-Leaf Goldenrod

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A truly shade tolerant goldenrod, broad-leaf goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) is a good choice for the woodland garden, where its bright yellow flowers and vigorous, rhizomatous growth habit are an asset. The flower heads appear in late summer to early fall in narrow clusters at the tips of the stems and in the leaf axils. Easily recognized because of the zig-zag appearance of its stems and broadly oval, coarsely toothed leaves, it grows 1-3’ tall and prefers fertile, loamy, well-drained soil. Deadheading is recommended to prevent abundant self-seeding. Pair with blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), hairy alumroot (Heuchera villosa), climbing monkshood (Aconitum uncinatum), and green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum) for a stunning fall display. Zone 3-8. 

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    zig-zag goldenrod 
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