Solidago caesia

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Solidago caesia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Solidago
Species: S. caesia
Binomial name
Solidago caesia
  • Aster caesius (L.) Kuntze
  • Solidago axillaris herb.banks ex Pursh
  • Solidago gracilis hort.par. ex Poir.
  • Solidago lateriflora Raf. ex DC.

Solidago caesia, commonly named blue-stemmed goldenrod, wreath goldenrod,[2] or woodland goldenrod,[3] is a flowering plant native to North America.


Key identification features include a dark, wiry, blue or purple stem, and flower heads in the leaf axils instead of in a large array at the top of the plant. The species prefers dry soils and full sun, but moderately shade tolerant.[3]


It grows in the central and eastern parts of the continent from Manitoba east to New Brunswick, south as far as Florida and eastern Texas.[4][5]


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