Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Solidago missouriensis Nutt. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Solidago missouriensis Nutt.
Missouri goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
missouriensis: of Missouri
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb found in large patches often with only a few plants flowering, mostly hairless throughout
Flower: head with 7-13 yellow rays; inflorescence a 4" wide, short cluster with heads on backward-bending branches; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:firm, 3 obvious parallel veins, toothed, upper mostly smaller, often with bundles of small leaves in the axils
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods; in sandy soil

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