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Numerous summer- and fall-blooming plants found in meadows and pastures and along roads, ditches, and other disturbed areas throughout North America. Goldenrod species are recognizable because of their golden inflorescence, or the hundreds of tiny yellow flowers that ascend their slender, upright stems. Often considered weeds, goldenrods are attractive to various pollinators such as bees, wasps, and butterflies.

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