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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Solidago juncea Ait.
Early goldenrod, Plume goldenrod
USDA Symbol: SOJU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Solitary or few stemmed perennial, 3-10 ft. tall. Large, narrowly oval, toothed leaves, decreasing rapidly in size upward. The loose inflorescence is terminal, its branches somewhat arching.
This well-named plant is the earliest of the goldenrods to bloom. It attracts butterflies.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: MB
, QC Native Distribution:
N.B. to Man., s. to VA & n. AR; also in mts. to SC & TN Native Habitat:
Fields; wood borders USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil Description: Dry, sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: The earliest goldenrod to bloom.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Attracts butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Plant seeds outdoors in fall or store, stratify and plant in spring.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Cold moist stratify for 60 days.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DE
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff