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In the video below, monarchs are fueling up on nectar from goldenrod, a vital and misunderstood native plant.
Many gardeners mistake goldenrod for ragweed and remove it from their gardens and public spaces. Allergy sufferers: Don't blame and obliterate the wrong plant!
"There are 120 goldenrods species native to Canada and the US, and 8-9 species native to Mexico," according to John C. Semple, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo’s Astereae Lab.
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