When Stiff Goldenrod and other Goldenrods are in bloom, it’s a reminder that Fall is just around the corner. This common native can be found throughout the state of Minnesota in prairies and open woodlands and blooms in mid-August and lasts through September, with large plumes of yellow-golden flowers rising above the 3-5’ foliage. Use Stiff Goldenrod in sunny perennial gardens and border areas in the landscape. These natives attract butterflies and bees, including monarchs. Goldenrod makes great cut flowers and is the State Flower in Kentucky and Nebraska.