Common Name: Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Yellow, Aug, Sept, Oct
- Fruit: Grey-white tufts of small nutlets atop the plant.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
- Larval host for: Goldenrod Flower Moth (Schinia nundina), Tufted Apple-Bud Moth (Platynota idaeusalis), Confused Eusarca (Eusarca confusaria)
Solidago rugosa or Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod produces a cluster of basal leaves that puts up an erect stem with whorled, lightly serrated leaves and multiple, spreading upper branches covered in flowers. These flowers are tiny, yellow and line the upper branches. The flowers are great pollinator attractors, and are often covered with insects when in bloom. Tiny seed heads follow the flowers in fall.