SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solidago nemoralis
COMMON NAME: Old Field Goldenrod, Gray Goldenrod, Common Leaf Goldenrod, Dwarf Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod
BLOOM TIME: Aug, Sept, Oct
- Goldenrods are sources of food to some vertebrate animals. For example, the seeds, flowerheads, and leaves are eaten by the Greater Prairie Chicken and possibly other upland gamebirds; the Eastern Goldfinch also eats the seeds.
- Groundhogs, rabbits, deer and livestock, will browse on Field Goldenrod and other goldenrods occasionally, although they are not preferred as sources of food.