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Rocky Mountain Goldenrod - Solidago multiradiata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Plants with a branched caudex. Stems ascending, simple, 5–40 cm. Herbage sparsely villous to glabrous. Leaves basal and cauline; basal blades oblong to oblanceolate, mostly serrate, 1–7 cm long, with 1 prominent vein; basal leaf petioles broad, ciliate; cauline becoming sessile upward. Inflorescence hemispheric- to oblong-paniculate with few heads. Involucres campanulate, 5–7 mm high; phyllaries lanceolate to oblanceolate, ciliate. Rays 12 to 18; ligules 3–5 mm long. Disk flowers 10 to 35; corollas 4–6 mm long. Achenes 1–3 mm long, strigose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety scopulorum A.Gray

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 55

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Habitat
Often stony soil of grasslands, turf, meadows, dry open forest, talus, fellfields; subalpine, alpine, lower along rivers (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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