is considered a wild flower in the US, but it is cultivated
as an ornamental in Europe. There are many species
found in the Kansas City area. The flower heads may be
arranged in little clusters, in tall narrow spikes or in
flat-topped clusters with graceful sprays at the top of the
stem. Plants may be as tall as fix foot or as small as
a few inches.
- The species
name refers to the healing properties of the plant; it is
derived from the Latin word for healing.
- The flowers are
also used as dyes.
caterpillar of the Brown-footed Owl is one of the many moth
caterpillars that depend on various species of goldenrod.
Updated, December, 2016