Kentucky State Flower - Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Kentucky State Flower

Goldenrod

(Solidago gigantea)

The Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea), Kentucky's official state flower, is a striking and vibrant wildflower known for its golden-yellow plumes of tiny, clustered blossoms that adorn the state's landscapes in late summer and early autumn. Its delicate, feather-like appearance and cheerful hue make it a beloved symbol of Kentucky's natural beauty. This hardy perennial plant thrives in various habitats, from open meadows to woodlands, and serves as a vital nectar source for pollinators, including butterflies and bees. Its selection as the state flower reflects both the state's rich floral diversity and its commitment to preserving the native flora that contributes to Kentucky's unique ecosystem.

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