Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod)
As you guessed from its name, Goldenrod is an indigenous plant in Canada. It blooms in late summer and remains until the fall. Goldenrod is a very important plant for pollinators, as it provides a source of food and shelter into the colder months of the year. It is a loving companion plant to the New England Aster which blooms around the same time. The two look lovely together, and also help each other (and pollinators) thrive. I think Goldenrod is such a beautiful plant, and although some see it as a weed, there is so much to celebrate about it! Of course, as a dye, Goldenrod is really lovely as well, producing some of the most vivid and bright yellows I've seen in my dyepots.
Spring Growth ID
asters & goldenrod