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Solidago hispida Muhl. ex Willd.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: SOHI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Similar to Solidago bicolor but with yellow flowers instead of white. Solidago hispida is found from New England south to Georgia, west to Arkansas, and north to Illinois, Minnesota, and much of the eastern two-thirds of Canada.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
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 InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Growing ConditionsSoil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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 ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Solidago hispida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Solidago hispida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Solidago hispida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-16
Research By: TWC Staff