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Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell's goldenrod)
Cressler, Alan

Oligoneuron riddellii

Oligoneuron riddellii (Frank ex Riddell) Rydb.

Riddell's Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Solidago riddellii

USDA Symbol: OLRI2

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

Listed as species of special concern in Canada by SARA (Species at Risk Act) and as Threatened in the state of Arkansas in the US. Other populations in its range presumably safe.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct


USA: AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MO , ND , OH , SD , WI
Canada: MB , ON
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

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.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Oligoneuron riddellii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oligoneuron riddellii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oligoneuron riddellii


Record Modified: 2022-12-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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