Showy Goldenrod

  • Bloom Time: Sept. – Nov.
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Height: 5 feet
  • Sun: Full to partial
  • Soil: Medium to dry

Caterpillar food for

The Astroid (Cucullia asteroides), Brown-Hooded Owlet (Cucullia convexipennis), Green Leuconycta (Leuconycta diphteroides), Wavy-Lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata), Bilobed Dichomeris Moth (Dichomeris bilobella), Buff-tipped Phaneta (Eucosma ochroterminana)

Butterfly food for:

Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice), Viceroy (Limenitis archippus), Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus), American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Attracts these pollinators:

Sweat Bees (Lasioglossum spp.), Mining Bees (Andrena spp.), Yellow-Faced Bees (Hylaeus spp.), Bumble Bees (Bombus spp.)

More information: Minnesota Wildflowers