Weed or ?

Asked July 24, 2018, 12:36 AM EDT

Roadside plant. Is it a weed or will it have a useful bloom?

Ramsey County Minnesota plant identification

1 Response

This looks like a type of goldenrod. Once it blooms, you can confirm. See below for links to compare with. There are several types of goldenrods that are native to MN and are visited by pollinators. Just a few types, includin Canada goldenrod, can be a little weedy and spread easily if allowed. https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/canada-goldenrod http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/cn_goldenrodx.htm