Seaside goldenrod (Solidago semperviresn)
Seaside goldenrod (Solidago semperviresn)

origin: northeastern America/Hunter’s Point South construction site
seed: fluffy white fibers hold small wind-dispersed seed aloft


  • tall, upright herbaceous perennial with a central stem, ranging from 2-6 feet tall
  • long, thin leaves alternate on stems, slightly thick/succulent-like
  • often grows in clumps of stems that diverge from a central base
  • likes meadows, open areas, large amounts of sun, tolerates compacted soil with high salinity
  • flowering stems at the top of the plant hold linear masses of small yellow flowers well into fall