Plants Featured in this Clip
SOLIDAGO rigida (stiff goldenrod)
PYCNANTHEMUM virginianum (Mountain mint)
SOLIDAGO sempervirens (Seaside goldenrod)
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae (New England aster)
SOLIDAGO canadensis (Canada goldenrod)
ASCLEPIAS spp. (Milkweeds)
- Seaside goldnrod is an herbaceous perennial wildflower often found on beaches, dunes, salt marshes, and pine lands. It is highly salt tolerant and deer-resistant. This variety of goldenrod doesn't spread by rhizomes or become invasive.
- For better yields in the vegetable garden, tuck a planter of mountain mint in the area. It will attract a large variety of pollinating insects.
- Milkweeds are the required host plants for caterpillars of the monarch butterfly, and thus play a critical role in its life cycle.
Rita Venable is author of Butterflies of Tennessee ritavenable.com