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Rocky Mountain Goldenrod - Solidago multiradiata

Native Species

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
Montana Range

Year-round
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 317

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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).

References
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    • Conway, T.M. 1982. Response of understory vegetation to varied lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) spacing intervals in Western Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bpzeman, MT: Montana State University. 76 p.
    • Fultz, J.E. 2005. Effects of shelterwood management on flower-visiting insects and their floral resources. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 163 p.
    • Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Martin, S.A. 1985. Ecology of the Rock Creek bighorn sheep herd, Beartooth Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 152 p.
    • Saunders, J.K., Jr. 1954. A two-year investigation of the food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 22 p.
    • Wood, M.A. 1981. Small mammal communities after two recent fires in Yellowstone National Park. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 58 p.
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