Solidago odora

sweet goldenrod, anisescented goldenrod

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Meadow.
Considerations: Spreads aggressively via rhizomes.
Propagation: Seed. Division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts many pollinators.
Native Habitats: Sandhill, dunes, pine-oak-hickory woods, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


The crushed leaves of sweet goldenrod give off a licorice scent that readily identifies this widespread species. A tea can be brewed from its leaves. (Niering)