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Wrinkle Leaf Goldenrodor

Wrinkle Leaf Goldenrodor

Wrinkle Leaf Goldenrod

This highly variable goldenrod can form large masses in fields that were once cultivated. Physicians in ancient times believed that goldenrod had healing powers; in recent times these plants have been popularly blamed for causing hay fever, but the irritating symptoms often attributed to it, are actually caused by ragweed (Ambrosia spp.), which produces the afflicting pollen in abundance when goldenrod is in flower. Around the time that autumn settles in, a species called a Goldenrod appears. Yet, during the rest of the year, this species is obscured.

Goldenrod

Contrary to popular belief, goldenrod is not a source of fall allergies because its pollen is not light enough to be transported on the wind. Goldenrods are insect pollinated and highly sought after by native bees and butterflies for pollen and nectar. Fall allergies are associated with wind-pollinated plants such as ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia), an annual plant with greenish flowers that is often unnoticed.This fall bloomer has bright yellow flowers that attract many bees, butterflies, and beetles. Leaf beetles, stink bugs, and the larvae of several moths, feed on the foliage. In addition to the many insect species the Wrinkled-Leaved Goldenrod attracts, many birds including Indigo Bunting, Eastern Goldfinch, Ruffed Grouse, and Greater Prairie Chicken enjoy consuming the seeds.

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