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Solidago missouriensis
Missouri goldenrod

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; central British Columbia to Oregon, east to the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and midwestern U.S.

Habitat: Rather dry, open places, from the valleys and plains to fairly high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-October

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, flies, butterflies, beetles, wasps


Glabrous perennial from a creeping rhizome, 2-9 dm. tall.


Leaves tending to be triple-nerved, the basal ones oblanceolate, up to 30 cm. long and 3 cm. wide, the others smaller and becoming sessile upward.


Involucre 3-5 mm. high; rays usually 8, yellow.

Accepted Name:
Solidago missouriensis Nutt.
Publication: J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 7: 32. 1834.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Solidago missouriensis Nutt. var. extraria A. Gray [HC]
Solidago missouriensis Nutt. var. fasciculata Holz. [HC]
Solidago missouriensis Nutt. var. missouriensis [HC]
Solidago missouriensis Nutt. var. tolmieana (A. Gray) Cronquist [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Solidago missouriensis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Solidago missouriensis checklist entry

OregonFlora: Solidago missouriensis information

E-Flora BC: Solidago missouriensis atlas page

CalPhotos: Solidago missouriensis photos

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