Solidago odora, sweet goldenrod or anise-scented goldenrod, named for the anise scent obtained by crushing the leaves.
Full sun to partial shade
Adds a late season splash of color, while benefiting the native bees
Low maintenance plant
Native to open woods and dry sandy soils, can be found in the Eastern US
Upright clumping. Entire inflorescence can be up to 7” Blooms August-October
The state herb of Delaware.
Flowers and leaves can be used to make tea, this plant has many medicinal uses, traditionally used for upper respiratory ailments, as well aid digestion,reputed to help with inflammation, arthritis, eczema, and can be used as a diuretic.