An unusual goldenrod!
Lance-leaved or flat-topped goldenrod is an unbranched wildflower with stiff stems bearing long, narrow, grass-like leaves. Flat-topped, terminal clusters of yellow, bell-shaped flower heads are not in the usual one-sided array. Spreads via rhizomes and self-seeding. Special value to native bees and supports beneficial insects.
May spread somewhat aggressively in ideal moist, sunny conditions. Somewhat drought tolerant once established.
Height: 2-4 ft.
Spread: 1-2 ft.
Bloom time: July to September
Sun: full sun to part shade
Water: dry to medium to moist
photo credit: Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz