Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Solidago canadensis L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Joshua J. Nemec

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman
Family Asteraceae
Solidago canadensis L.
Canadian goldenrod, common goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-7' tall forb forming large, dense patches; leafy stems with fine hairs especially toward the top but otherwise smooth
Flower: heads with 10-17 tiny, yellow rays; pointed, thin, yellowish bracts (phyllaries); inflorescence a 10" open, spreading cluster with the heads mostly along one side of the often backward-curving, long branches; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:dry seed with short hairs on fluffy pappus
Leaf:narrow, pointed at both ends, stalkless, 3-veined, mostly all the same size, sharply toothed
Habitat: full to partial sun; moist to dry; roadsides, fields, woods, prairies
Notes: similar to S. gigantea but stems with real hairs and the bracts yellowish
(Glossary)

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