Solidago canadensis

(Canadian Goldenrod)

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Solidago canadensis, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 8487

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Solidago canadensis, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 8479

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Solidago canadensis, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 8494

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Solidago canadensis, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 8485

Scientific Name Solidago canadensis (Solidago altissima) USDA PLANTS Symbol SOCA6
Common Name Canadian Goldenrod ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36224
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Widespread distribution from plains to montane (3500 to 9800 ft.); damp meadows, streamsides, ditch banks, roadsides; may also inhabit dry, open slopes and forests.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 5 feet tall; stout, smooth stems growing in large patches.
Leaves: No basal leaves; stem leaves are lanceolate with three veins, sharply serrate and 2 to 5 inches long; generally smooth on top and with very fine, short hairs beneath.
Inflorescence: Large panicles of many small (1/8-inch long) yellow composite flowers on panicle branches, each blossom with 10 to 17 short rays.
Bloom period: July-October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, USDA Plant Guide and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map
For S. altissima


Map Color Key
Colorado Status:
Native

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