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Oligoneuron rigidum var. rigidum
Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small var. rigidum
Synonym(s): Oligoneuron grandiflorum, Solidago grandiflora, Solidago rigida
USDA Symbol: OLRIR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
The stout, unbranched stems of stiff goldenrod are 1-5 ft. tall and often occur in clumps. The rosettes of long, oval, over-wintering, basal leaves are less noticeable than the thick, leathery stem leaves. Each stem ends in a flat-topped inflorescence of yellow flower heads.
Stiff Goldenrod attracts butterflies.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: MB
, SK Native Distribution: CT
w. to Alt. & NM; more common westward Native Habitat:
Dry prairies; open places
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Rigid goldenrod may be too aggressive for small areas and will need competition. It is a heavy self-seeder.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Rigid goldenrod attracts butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Seed germination may be increased with stratification, but this pre-treatment is not absolutely necessary. If planting untreated seed, be sure it is fresh. Propagate also by division of mature plants in spring or fall.
Seed Collection: Collect in October.
Seed Treatment: Cold-moist or dry stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Ohio Prairie Nursery
- Hiram, OH
Record Last Modified: 2012-08-29
Research By: TWC Staff