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Canada Goldenrod - Solidago canadensis
Other Names:  Solidago altissima, Solidago lepida


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Strongly rhizomatous. Stems erect, simple, 25–90 cm. Herbage glabrate to puberulent, at least at mid-stem and above. Leaves cauline, sessile or subsessile; blades narrowly lanceolate, serrate, 4–10 cm long, only gradually reduced upward. Inflorescence narrowly to broadly pyramidal; heads secund on spreading branches. Involucres narrowly campanulate, 3–5 mm high; phyllaries linear-lanceolate, whitish, puberulent. Rays 10 to 16; ligules 1–3 mm long. Disk flowers 5 to 9; corollas 3–4 mm long. Achenes ca. 1 mm long, strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

In Montana we have varieties salebrosa and gilvocanescens Rydb.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NL south to CA, TX and FL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 47

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Habitat
Moist soil of meadows, thickets, streambanks, open forest, fields, roadsides (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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