Solidago juncea Aiton
Early goldenrod, Plume goldenrod
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Solidago juncea var. neobohemica, Solidago juncea var. ramosa
USDA Symbol: soju
This well-named plant is the earliest of the goldenrods to bloom. It attracts butterflies.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: N.B. to Man., s. to VA & n. AR; also in mts. to SC & TN
Native Habitat: Fields; wood borders
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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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 DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1986 VOL. 3, NO.1 - Library and Clearinghouse Serve the Nation, What is a Weed, More than Just a Pre...
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Solidago juncea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Solidago juncea in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff