SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solidago juncea
COMMON NAMES: Early Goldenrod, Goldenrod, Plume Goldenrod, Yellowtop
BLOOM TIME: July, Aug, Sept
- Like other goldenrods, attracts many insects to the flowers, including long-tongued & short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, & beetles.
- Larvae of many moths feed on the foliage and other parts of this goldenrod.
- Adults of the Goldenrod Stowaway Moth like to hide in the flowers.
- The Greater Prairie Chicken may feed on the foliage.
- Eastern Goldfinch, Tree Sparrow, & Swamp Sparrow eat the seeds to a limited extent.
- Mammalian herbivores may feed on the foliage if little else is available, including the White-Tailed Deer, Groundhog, Cottontail Rabbit, and livestock.