This Goldenrod species is another really late season bloomer. In full bloom right now in my landscape, it's a nice bright spot in the shaded woodland.
Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) seem to be the preferred host plants of this caterpillar in my landscape.
Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod is native to eastern North America. See map below for range.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.