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The Pinebarren Goldenrod is found on the southeastern coastal plain of the United States from Louisiana to New Jersey. Of the 21 species of Goldenrod found in Florida, the Pinebarren Goldenrod is one of the more common species and is found throughout the state. It inhabits dry pinelands, woodlands, and dry or sandy sites.
Like most of the Goldenrod species, it is a perennial herb. It starts growing in the spring and reaches maturity in the fall. It typically grows to a height of 4-
Bright yellow flowers grow on one-
Goldenrods can reproduce by two different methods. One is from seeds produced by the flowers. The second is from rhizomes (horizontal underground stems) and suckers. Some species produces rhizomes slowly and other are more aggressive. The Pinebarren Goldenrod produces large numbers of rhizomes and suckers aggressively in all directions. Thus, this species is usually seen in dense patches and is seldom seen as a solitary plant.
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to this plant for its nectar.
The photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County. Additional information on this plant may be found by clicking on the following links: