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Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few.
Also in bloom are various white and powder blue asters (Aster), lavender-blue mist flower (Conoclinium coelestinum), goldenrod (Solidago), purple ironweed (Vernonia) and many other fall wildflowers.
Many dozens of American goldfinches descended to dried flower heads to gorge on the nutritious seeds while a generous smattering of palm warblers worked over the flimsy stalks of blooming goldenrod for small spiders and other arthropods.
On a recent stroll through the preserve, goldenrod was growing next to large, flat, darkened slabs of limestone.
Among their favorites: Asters, lantana, lavender, goldenrod, sedum and anything in the mint family.
Wildlife friendly garden folk include bushes with berries and flowers with good nectar such as asters and goldenrod, Hanson said.
The grassy path along the east side of the house is lined with tall goldenrod spikes, dune sunflower, spotted bee-balm, scorpion’s tail, gaillardia, yellowtop and other colorful wildflowers.
There are no known medical or culinary uses for the goldenrod.
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