Goldenrod 2.

Common name


Scientific Name

Solidago canadensis

Type of plant

Daisies & Thistles (Family Asteraceae)

About this weed

This weed was probably introduced as a garden plant and grown for its bright yellow flower spikes. It is native to northeastern and north-central North America and is now a weed of roadsides and wastelands.


Goldenrod is a perennial with long slender stems to 2.5 m high come from perennial rhizomes and are crowned by a mass of yellow daisy like flowers in late summer and autumn.

Impact on Bushland

If left will spread over bushland and may impact on plant communities.


Found on roadsides & waste places in a few locations around Perth.

Priority for removal

Low: causes minimal disruption to ecological processes or loss of biodiversity.

Management (hand)

Hand pull before flowering to prevent seeds developing.

Management (herbicide)

Not available

Flowering month/s

March, April, May, June

Flower colour/s


Information source

Additional information

Goldenrod images


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