Goldenrod In Stages | Outside My Window

Goldenrod is going through its paces this month. Here are a few of the stages you’ll see in a native of Pennsylvania, Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis).

Buds like these may be hard to find in September because …

Goldenrod buds (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

… Goldenrod is in full bloom.

Flower plume of Solidago canadensis (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Insects are busily fertilizing the flowers this month. By late September they’ll dry out and develop seeds.

Goldenrod in late September, after flowering (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

In October the seeds are ready to blow on the wind.

Goldenrod gone to seed, October 2016 (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

(photos from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)