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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Solidago missouriensis Nutt.
Missouri goldenrod, Prairie goldenrod, Missouri Basin goldenrod
USDA Symbol: SOMI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Smooth, reddish stems, 1-2 ft. tall, occur singly or in clusters. Small, yellow flowers are arranged along the upper side of branches, usually forming a plume-shaped, nodding inflorescence. The earliest of the goldenrods to bloom.
This is a low-growing goldenrod that usually forms loose colonies in dry soils. It attracts butterflies.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Autumn Foliage:
yesFruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
AR , AZ , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TN , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
S. B.C. & w. WA to AZ, e., through Great Plains, to WI, IL & OK Native Habitat:
Prairies; open areas USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy or gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: A low-growing goldenrod that usually forms loose colonies in dry soils.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds in fall or divide rhizomes in spring. Mature plants can be divided in spring or fall.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stratification improves the germination rate.
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff