Wordless Wednesday–A Lovely Native Combination


When I ask, “Where are my native plants?” I need to remember this. This is goldenrod, that came up naturally (or sown by something–birds? Chipmunks? The “assistants?”) and white snakeroot, which has been on the property as long as I have. It makes a lovely native combination.

4 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday–A Lovely Native Combination

  1. pbmgarden September 18, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    Beautiful. I’ve been seeing lots of goldenrod recently, more so than usual it seems.

  2. gardendaze September 18, 2013 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks. I hope you’re seeing more because folks are getting the word that goldenrod is okay and not something that everyone is allergic to! I think for years, because goldenrod blooms the same time as ragweed, folks just assumed that they were allergic to that because that was what they could see. Every so often I’ll still hear someone say she’s allergic to it and I try to dispel the myth. It’s such a great late season plant for the bees and the monarchs.


  3. roberta4949 September 18, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    so that is what all those white flowers I see everywhere especially in the woods are white snakeroot. neat.

  4. gardendaze September 19, 2013 / 9:23 am

    It took me a bit of sleuthing to ID the flowers as well. They’ve actually got quite a history too them, and unlike many natives, they’re quite poisonous. Abe Lincoln’s mother-in-law died from something called “milk sickness” which she got from drinking cow’s milk after cows had consumed these flowers. Amazing.

    Thanks for reading and commenting, as always!


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