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Solidago gigantea Aiton
Giant goldenrod, Smooth goldenrod, Tall goldenrod, Late goldenrod, Early goldenrod
Synonym(s): Aster latissimifolius var. serotinus, Solidago gigantea ssp. serotina, Solidago gigantea var. leiophylla, Solidago gigantea var. pitcheri, Solidago gigantea var. serotina, Solidago gigantea var. shinnersii, Solidago pitcheri, Solidago serotina, Solidago serotinoides, Solidago ×leiophallax
USDA Symbol: sogi
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Giant Goldenrod, Solidago gigantea, is a smooth-stemmed goldenrod with arching flower stalks bearing flower heads to 1/4 of an inch (6 mm) long.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
, WY Canada: AB
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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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
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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:
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2012-09-29
Research By: TWC Staff