Solidago odora var. chapmanii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8B 9A 9B 

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Chapman's Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Solidago chapmanii

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft tall by 1-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Flowers summer-fall.
Habitats:Typically a plant of mesic to dry flatwoods and scrubby flatwoods. Can be ruderal.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



  • Songbirds such as goldfinches and sparrows eat the seeds, and mice and deer browse the foliage and flowers. 
  • Provides cover for many small animals including but not limited to lizzards, skinks, snakes, and mice.

  • Used for nectar by butterflies.
  • Attracts a wide variety of pollinators, especially bees.  Documented bee visitors include Colletes maizdibzclaris, Perdita graenicheri, Agapostelnon splendens, Augochlorellaaurata,Az~gochloropsis metallica, A. sumnptuosa, Dialictus coreopsis, D. nytnphalis, D. placidensis, Halictus ligatus, Sphecodes heraclei, Dianthidiz~ln floridiense, Megachile albitarsis, M. tnendica, M. texana and Apis mellifera (honeybee) (Deyrup et al. 2002).  The goldenrod soldier beetle (a.k.a. leatherwing beetle(, Chauliognathus pensylvanicus is a goldenrod pollinator (FL Wildflower Foundation).
  • Is a larval food for some lepidopterans, mostly moths.