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.