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Solidago simplex (Mt. albert goldenrod)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Solidago simplex

Solidago simplex Kunth

Mt. Albert goldenrod, Narrow Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: sosi3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Generally several stems in a clump with largest leaves at base and many small yellow flower heads in a narrow long cluster.

This species can be found in a wide range of habitats and is variable. Although it occurs well into the mountains, in alpine regions it is replaced by Alpine Goldenrod (S. multiradiata), which is similar but with bristly hairs on the edges of its leaf stalks.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , DC , ID , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OR , PA , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS
Native Distribution: Canada south to central California coast, and in mountains to Arizona and New Mexico; also in eastern United States.
Native Habitat: Coastal sand dunes and open mountain slopes and valleys.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special 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.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Solidago simplex in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2012-11-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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