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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Solidago multiradiata Ait.
Rocky Mountain goldenrod, Northern goldenrod, Alpine goldenrod
Synonyms: Solidago multiradiata var. scopulorum, Solidago ciliosa, Solidago scopulorum
USDA Symbol: SOMU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This goldenrod makes creeping clumps with flowering stems mostly less than 2 ft. high. The leaves are elliptical to spoon-shaped, becoming reduced up the stem. Flower heads are not as numerous as on bigger goldenrods, but individually are larger with many golden-yellow ray flowers. They occur in dense terminal clusters.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
AK & adjacent Siberia to Lab., s. in mts. to CA & NM Native Habitat:
Rocky, lowland & subalpine habitats. Frequent in dry open areas of the Edwards Plateau and North Central Texas. Well-drained sand, loam, caliche, limestone. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Larval Host: Damoetas Checkerspot (Chlosyne damoetas)
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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2012-11-05
Research By: TWC Staff