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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Solidago juncea Aiton
Early goldenrod, Plume goldenrod
Synonym(s): Solidago juncea var. neobohemica, Solidago juncea var. ramosa
USDA Symbol: soju
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, 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
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff