Unusual Natives: Skunk Goldenrod
Native to the high Southern Appalachian Mountains, this goldenrod (Solidago glomerata) forms a luxurious carpet of thick, glossy leaves under spruce and fir. It has a most unique smell, a blend of musk, lemon, and spice. I have grown this successfully in Central Indiana; it has not bloomed yet. I'll try to post a few pictures!