I do believe we get goldenrod, though perhaps not the variety you posted. I looked up the flower on wikipedia, and I know I've seen that. Currently, we have a wild form of virginia sweet spire blooming all over. It smells wonderful, and my daughter reports that she's seen lots of bees on it. I'd like to add golden rod and joe pye weed to our various fence lines...I think the joe pye will do well in the clay-limerock soil.In Florida there are many different kinds of goldenrod in the Fall.
It is an amazing golden carpet of flowers when
they do bloom. Do you see any goldenrod there? If not would you consider
growing some along the side of your fields as well?
Goldenrod from transplant:
I've got a good patch of sedum (blooming now), but thus far, the honey bees have showed no interest! Maybe a different species? I've been watching all the plants around town like a crazy person looking for what has honey bees and what doesn't -- have found honey bees on duranta but no natives, and a few feet down, gaillardia covered with native bees, but no honeys. I will definitely be buying some duranta -- I had some a few years back, and whatever it's nectar is, I had butterflies landing on it while I was transplanting!We're ripping a large chunk of the lawn and replacing it with iceplant and sedums. The sedums bloom in the fall and the iceplant blooms pretty much constantly. The honey bees and wild bees love both. This girl worked every single bloom on my smaller patch of iceplant a few minutes ago.
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