Western Goldenrod

Euthamia occidentalis

Euthamia occidentalis, commonly known as western goldenrod and western goldentop, is a beautiful and versatile pollinator-friendly plant that is native to the Western United States. This hardy perennial is an excellent addition to low desert gardens due to its ability to withstand the hot, dry conditions of the region.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Western United States
Family: Asteraceae
Size: Up to 7′ tall
Sun: Full
Watering: Regular
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil, tolerant of a range of soil types
Temperature: Heat-tolerant, frost-hardy
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar for 25 bee species.
Larval Host for 48 caterpillar species. Provides habitat for various insect species. Attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and moths.
Notes: Keystone species

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