Authentic Wisconsin.  Showy Goldenrod - Solidago speciosa


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.


Above: Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/07/20).


Showy Goldenrod - Solidago speciosa

The Showy Goldenrod is a native that grows up to 5 feet tall and blooms late July to September-October.

Its flowers are bright yellow. They are densely packed cluster up to 12 inches long at the top of the stem. There can be up to 300 small, 4- 10-ray flower heads in a cluster. Whereas, the flower clusters of many goldenrods tend to droop or be pyramidal, Showy Goldenrod flower clusters are more cylindric and stays erect.

As evident by the photos on this page, pollinators are attracted to Showy Goldenrod. I counted over fifteen bees (bumblebees and honey bees) in one flower cluster.

Latin Name: Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal." this is a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants.

For more information on the Showy Goldenrod, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Showy Goldenrod - Solidago speciosa.

Or, download a PDF about Showy Goldenrod from Friends of the Arboretum Clicking Here.


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 7, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 21, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 21, 2020.
Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 21, 2020.

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Showy Goldenrod
Solidago speciosa


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 22, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on v, 2020.

Above: Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/22/20).


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on September 30, 2020.

Above: Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/30/20).


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Above: Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/02/20).


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 2, 2020.

Above: Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/07/20).


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 13, 2020.

Above: Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/13/20).


Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 21, 2020.

Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum on October 21, 2020.

Above: Showy Goldenrod in UW-Madison Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/21/20).





Above: Video about Goldenrods including Showy Goldenrod. Helps with identification. (9/14/2017).





Above: Created for the University of Minnesota Pollinator Protection in Managed Landscapes course, this video is about how Showy Goldenrod is a pollinator friendly plant (4/16/2014).



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