Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Solidago flexicaulis
Propagation Notes Zig Zag Goldenrod
Winter of 2022 - Seed was stored in a plastic bag, mixed with vermiculite, for two months. Vermiculite maintains moisture and help prevent molding.
Seed was planted inside and grown under florescent lights. A controlled environment, serves as a mean of learning to identify seedlings as well become familiar with their idiosyncrasies.
Germination Rate - A two months seed stratification resulted in a especially high germination of seed.
Fall 2023 - Once I am familiar with a native plant, they are not coddled, rather sown under glass cold frames outdoors.
Wildlife Significance Zig Zag Goldenrod
Flowers Pollinated by
Mining Bees - The family Andrendae, is the largest family of native bees worldwide, with 4,000 members. That is a big family! Those individuals who specifically collect pollen from Solidago flexicaulis are: Andrena hirticincta, Andrena nubecula, Andrena placata, Andrena simplex and Andrena solidaginis. Sounds like a concrete social structure, everyone plays a role in keeping the community vibrant and healthy.