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Baby Goldenrod - Solidago nana

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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General Description
Plants from a short rhizome or branched caudex. Stems ascending, simple, 5–30 cm. Herbage densely puberulent. Leaves basal and cauline; basal petiolate; blades spatulate to oblanceolate, mostly entire, 15–35 mm long, usually 1-veined; cauline oblanceolate, reduced. Inflorescence corymbiform. Involucres campanulate, 4–6 mm high; phyllaries narrowly oblong, minutely ciliate. Rays 6 to 10; ligules 2–4 mm long. Disk flowers 8 to 20; corollas 4–5 mm long. Achenes 1–2 mm long, strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AB, ID to MT, south to AZ (Kaibab Plateau to Oakcreek), CO, NV, NB.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Often stony soil of grasslands, sagebrush steppe, meadows, open forest; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Baby Goldenrod — Solidago nana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from