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Is Goldenrod Invasive ?

Hello fellow readers, A few weeks ago, we chatted about fall flowering perennials. An old friend, naturalist, and bird photographer, Mike Niven of Coatesville PA, wrote in. His Joe-pye weed, one of the fall beauties, grew unusually tall this year likely due to plentiful rains. He adde
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Goldenrod in the wild

Goldenrod’s bad reputation

Hello fellow readers, Goldenrod’s bad reputation is hard to turn around! Sandy from Sparta questioned a recommendation to add Solidago to her fall garden.  The common name is Goldenrod, after all, and doesn’t it cause allergies? The actual offender is Ragweed (Ambrosia ) which g
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