Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
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  • Grass-leaved Goldenrod

    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Euthamia graminifolia (Solidago graminifolia)

    COMMON NAMES: Grass-leaved Goldenrod, Flat-top Goldentop, Lance-leaved Goldenrod, Flat-top Goldenrod, Slender Goldenrod

    BLOOM TIME: July, Aug, Sept



    • Small flowers attract long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, & beetles.
    • Various wasps & a few beetle species, like Goldenrod Soldier Beetle & Black Blister Beetle, attracted to the flowers.
    • Leaf beetles, larvae of gall flies, aphids, larvae of moths, & Red-legged Grasshoppers feed destructively on foliage & other parts of Grass-leaved Goldenrod.
    • Seeds are eaten by the Eastern Goldfinch & Swamp Sparrow to a limited extent,
    • Foliage occasionally consumed in limited amounts by Greater Prairie Chicken, Cottontail Rabbit, & White-Tailed Deer.