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Solidago ulmifolia (Elmleaf goldenrod)
Lynn, Janice

Solidago ulmifolia

Solidago ulmifolia Muhl. ex Willd.

Elmleaf Goldenrod, Elm-leaved Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: SOUL2

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

Slender-stemmed plant, 2-4 1/2 ft. tall. Thin, coarsly-toothed leaves. Flowers occur on the upper side of hairy stalks which arch out and downward creating a vase-shaped flower cluster.

This plant attracts butterflies.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NS
Native Distribution: N.S. to GA, w. to s.e. MN, e. KS & TX
Native Habitat: Dry woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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