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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Solidago multiradiata Aiton
Rocky Mountain goldenrod, Northern goldenrod, Alpine goldenrod
USDA Symbol: somu
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
, 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.
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)
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
for map of regions.
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
Record Last Modified: 2012-11-05
Research By: TWC Staff