tall yellow flowering grass/weed/plant?

Asked September 23, 2019, 10:46 AM EDT

Hoping to identify this plant and to find out if it's invasive. How does it propagate? Thanks!

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Hi - This is a goldenrod plant (Solidago sp.). There are many different species of goldenrods in Maryland. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewChecklist.php?genus=Solidago They are perennial plants that expand by their root systems and return year after year. They also spread by seeds. The flowers are very beneficial because they provide nectar and pollen for many bees and beneficial insects late in the season.