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Solidago tortifolia (Twistleaf goldenrod)
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Solidago tortifolia

Solidago tortifolia Elliott

Twistleaf Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: soto2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 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: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: May flower year-round under optimal conditions.


USA: AL , AR , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-16
Research By: DEW

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