Solidago juncea (Fr: verge d'or jonciforme | En: early goldenrod)
Early goldenrod is the earliest of our goldenrods to flower flowering in July. It can best be identified by its large rosette of long leaves that appear well before the flower stalk does. It is great to pair with Solidago nemoralis, which is similar in form and only starts flowering as Solidago juncea finishes giving you beautiful blooms of goldenrod from July through October.
Habitat: rock barrens, alvars, sand barrens, road sides
Sun requirements: full sun
Moisture requirements: drought tolerant
Soil requirements: can tolerate sandy and rocky soils