Canada goldenrod

(Solidago canadensis)

Canada goldenrod









Distribution Map



2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Asteranae  


Asterales (sunflowers, bellflowers, fanflowers, and allies)  


Asteraceae (sunflowers, daisies, asters, and allies)  
  Subfamily Asteroideae  
  Supertribe Asterodae  
  Tribe Astereae (asters and allies)  
  Genus Solidago (goldenrod)  
  Section Solidago  
  Subsection Triplinerviae  

Subordinate Taxa


Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis var. canadensis)

Harger’s goldenrod (Solidago canadensis var. hargeri)






Common Names


Canada goldenrod

Canadian goldenrod

common goldenrod











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Unidentified Subspecies

  Canada goldenrod   Canada goldenrod
  Canada goldenrod    



  Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Bill Keim
  Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)  
  Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod)
Allen Chartier
  Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod)  
  Solidago canadensis CANADA GOLDENROD
Frank Mayfield
  Solidago canadensis CANADA GOLDENROD  



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  Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) Growing near Hemlock Valley
Wandering Sole TV

Published on Sep 18, 2013

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) is a member of the Asteraceae (aster/sunflower) family. It is native to North America, but has become circumboreal and is spreading problematically in various parts of Europe and Asia. Outside of its native habitat, the plant can spread quickly with a single stalk of the plant being able to produce 20,000 seeds. China, in particluar, is having much difficulty with its spread. In Shanghai, it has caused the extinction of 30 native species, while in other parts of China, it is having an effect on orange crops.

Here in its native range, the Nlaka'pmx and Okanagan peoples traditionally used the stems and flower heads to make a tea to assist fighting diarrhea.

I had to add music to this video due to a lot of vehicle noise behind me when I filmed it...

Music: "Saturday" by Josh Woodward ~

  Solidago canadensis

Published on Jan 19, 2014

Canada Goldenrod - a member of the Asteraceae family




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