Mariton: Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

October 16, 2020

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Photo by Tim Burris

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

The Blue-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago caesia) is blooming now at Mariton.  I think of this wildflower as the precursor of trees changing colors.  It brightens the edges of our trails as the light starts penetrating the forest in autumn  The graceful arcs, and the blossoms in the axils of the leaves give this plant a very graceful appearance.  The blossoms also tend to be bright yellow which is very eye catching.