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Seaside Goldenrod
Solidago sempervirens

Seaside goldenrod can be recognized by its fleshy, waxy leaves -- an adaptation to the drying effect of salt spray. Individual flowerheads of seaside goldenrod are larger than those of the typical goldenrod.

For help with identifying goldenrods, we recommend the web site Goldenrods of New England.

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: beaches, dunes, salt marshes
• Height: 1-8 feet
• Flower size: flowerheads 1/4 to 3/8 inch high, in clusters 2-5 inches across
• Flower color: yellow
• Flowering time: August to November
• Origin: native

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Solidago sempervirens
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Last updated January 28, 2012. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.