Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tall Goldenrod, Solidago altissima

This is what I believe to be Solidago altissima, Tall Goldenrod. However, I actually wasn't able to find any source mentioning any goldenrod growing to be more than 8' tall and the tallest cane here was over 10'. I must have some good poorly drained, compacted clay soil or something.

Here is what I believe is a queen bumblebee storing up food for next spring. There were a few buzzing about on the plant. Bumblebees shouldn't be confused with the Giant Resin Bee, or Giant Carpenter Bees.