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Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden on September 8, 2018.


Above: Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/09/18).


Zigzag Goldenrod - Solidago flexicaulis

The Zigzag Goldenrod is a native that grows from 1 to 3 feet and blooms from August to September.

Its flowers are golden yellow with 3-5 petals. They are in ascending clusters 2 to 6 inches long at the top of the plant and also at the leaf axils (where the shoot grows out of the main stem) in the upper half of the plant.

The plant is called the "zigzag goldenrod" because the stem can zig and zag, changing direction at each node (leaf attachment point). But, the stem can also be straight.

Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden on September 8, 2018.


Above: Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/09/18).


Other Names: Broad-leaved goldenrod.

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 Zigzag Goldenrod, visit Wikipedia.

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


Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden on September 20, 2020.
Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden on September 20, 2020.
Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden on September 20, 2020.
Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden on September 20, 2020.
Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden on September 20, 2020.
Zigzag Goldenrod by Duck Pond on September 29, 2019.
Zigzag Goldenrod by Duck Pond on September 8, 2018.
Zigzag Goldenrod by Duck Pond on September 9, 2018.
Zigzag Goldenrod by Duck Pond on September 9, 2018.

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Zigzag Goldenrod
Solidago flexicaulis


Zigzag Goldenrod by Duck Pond  on September 22, 2020.

Zigzag Goldenrod by Duck Pond  on September 22, 2020.

Above: Zigzag Goldenrod by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/23/19).


Zigzag Goldenrod iin Thoreau Rain Garden on September 20, 2020.

Above: Zigzag Goldenrod in Thoreau Rain Garden in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/20/20).



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