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Solidago canadensis var. gilvocanescens

Solidago canadensis L. var. gilvocanescens Rydb.

Shorthair Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Solidago altissima var. gilvocanescens, Solidago gilvocanescens, Solidago pruinosa


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

Pollen does not cause widespread allergies.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 6 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: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AR , AZ , CO , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NM , OH , OK , SD , TX , VA , WA , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NS , ON , SK
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Solidago canadensis var. gilvocanescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Solidago canadensis var. gilvocanescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Solidago canadensis var. gilvocanescens


Record Modified: 2023-01-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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