“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Basal leaves large, up to 12 inches long and 4 inches wide, withering at flowering time; leaves finely hairy on both surfaces and margin; margin with short rounded teeth
To 3 feet
This unbranched plant is likely the showiest of Missouri goldenrods. The flowers are densely arranged on branches in an elongate, cylindrical cluster at the top of the stem.
Found in prairies and savannas, it is sometimes used in native seed mixes. Showy goldenrod is an excellent seed source for wildlife and nectar source for insects, especially migrating monarch butterflies.