Solidago odora - Sweet Goldenrod
This species is also sometimes called Anise-Scented Goldenrod or Fragrant Goldenrod because when its leaves are crushed they smell like anise, which is similar to licorice. This lovely Solidago is clump-forming and is not aggressive in the garden. The lovely yellow flowers appear in rows on the upper sides of the gracefully arching plumes. It is a well behaved, and reliable blooming plant that brings striking color to fall gardens.
Sun to Semi Sun, Average Soil, Fall, 2-4 ft. Tall, Zones 4-9