Riddell's Goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

Riddell's Goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

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Oligoneuron riddellii, 1/2-pint plug

Exposure: Sun-partial-shade
Soil: Medium wet-wet
Height: 3'
Bloom: August-September-October

Notable Features: A beautiful addition to a sunny, moist area of your yard, Riddell's goldenrod grows in high quality medium to moist tallgrass prairies and sedge meadows.

Attracts: The flowers attract honeybees, bumblebees, ants, beetles, and the occasional moth or butterfly. Among the beetles, are such visitors as Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Goldenrod Soldier Beetle) and Epicauta pensylvanica (Black Blister Beetle). These insects seek nectar primarily. The caterpillars of many moths feed on various parts of this goldenrod. Other insect feeders include various leafhoppers, lace bugs, plant bugs, and beetles. To a limited extent, the seeds are eaten by the American Goldfinch.