Roundleaf Goldenrod (Solidago patula)
Rough-leaved Goldenrod and Swamp Goldenrod
Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata)
Many butterflies, bees, wasps, flies, ants, and beetles use this plant as a nectar source. Birds, such as the Eastern Goldfinch, eat the seeds, and some mammals eat the stems and leaves. Goldenrods in general are one of the most important nectar plants in the fall. This particular species is used by soldier beetles.
This goldenrod grows in partially shaded swamps and wetlands.
Range of Roundleaf Goldenrod (Solidago patula) in the United States and Canada
The genus name, Solidago, comes from the Latin for Solidus and ago and refers to the medicinal healing properties. The species names, patula, means open or spread out (wordsense.eu).