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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod in bloom

One of the native plants I picked up at this year's Native Plant Sale (in April) has finally bloomed.

It's the Blue-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago caesia):

I think this one might be a rabbit favorite because it's still really small and according to illinoiswildflowers, it should be 1-1/2-3' tall blooming late summer/early fall. One thing I did notice was that the ants like the flowers - on the flowers are tiny ants.

1 comment:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's such pretty thing! I bet it just needs a couple of years to reach its mature height. Rabbits don't seem to prefer Goldenrod.