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Giant Goldenrod - Solidago gigantea


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Strongly rhizomatous. Stems erect, simple, 40–100 cm, sometimes clustered. Herbage glabrous; the inflorescence puberulent. Leaves cauline, sessile, short-petiolate; blades lanceolate, serrate, 4–12 cm long, gradually reduced upward. Inflorescence pyramidal; heads secund on arching branches. Involucres campanulate, 3–4 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, ciliate. Rays 9 to 15; ligules 2–3 mm long. Disk flowers 7 to 12; corollas 3–5 mm long. Achenes 1–1.5 mm long, sparsely strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to NS south to TX, FL and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 24

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Habitat
Meadows, thickets, roadsides, often along streams; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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