It seems like people often complain about the lack of Autumn colour in their gardens... Prolly their own fault... kill the pretty flowers and plant turf... yuck
It's been my experience that I always have lots of Autumn colour in my Georgia gardens... That's when everything blooms and the monarchs show up...
Aureolaria pectinata, Southern Oak-leach
Heterotheca subaxillaris, camphorweed
Croptilon divaricatum, slender scratch daisy
Silk grass aster (pityopsis aspera)
Chrysopsis gossypina, cottony goldenaster
licorice goldenrod, covered in luv-bugs...
cudweed (Gnaphalium sp.)
Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)
Patch of goldenrod
Monarch visits solidago.
Beauty berry (callicarpa americana)
Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)
I didn't think there was a need to mention this... But after Linda Furry Jones (southern rural route) posted about her allergies... I guess I better.
I suffer from hay fever too. The goldenrod is NOT the culprit!
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This stuff is causing our distress!
Get rid of the ragweed, and keep the goldenrods.
Ragweed is wind pollinated, goldenrod is pollinated by insects.