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Solidago velutina (Threenerve goldenrod)
Anderson, Wynn

Solidago velutina

Solidago velutina DC.

Threenerve Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Solidago arizonica, Solidago californica var. nevadensis, Solidago canadensis var. arizonica, Solidago howellii, Solidago sparsiflora, Solidago spathulata var. subcinerea, Solidago trinervata, Solidago velutina var. nevadensis

USDA Symbol: SOVE6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often shorter.
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: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WY

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.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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


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

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