late goldenrod

(Solidago altissima)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

 

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NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland


Identification

See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 7.

Comments

Taxonomy
Some sources, including NCBI34 and UniProt33, classify this Solidago canadensis var. scabra. Other sources, including GRIN38, ITIS37, The Plant List36, and most older sources, classify it as Solidago altissima. According to FNA45, two factors argue for distinguishing this plant at the species level. First, young plants can appear grayish-green due to short hairs on the leaves, a character not seen in Solidago canadensis. Second, the goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis) produces large galls on both supspecies of this plant but not on Solidago canadensis.


Taxonomy

Family:

Asteraceae (aster)

 

Subfamily:

Asteroideae

 

Supertribe:

Asterodae

 

Tribe:

Astereae (aster)

 

No Rank:

North American clade

 
Subordinate Taxa

shorthair goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens)

tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. altissima)

 
Synonyms

Solidago altissima var. pluricephala

Solidago altissima var. procera

Solidago canadensis var. scabra

Solidago hirsutissima

Solidago lunellii

 
Common
Names

Canada goldenrod

late goldenrod


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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This is one of the tallest Solidago species of North America. Contrary to internet sources it gets taller than 8' tall. The tallest cane here measured over 10' tall. Unfortunately they are prone to falling over and are aggressive at spreading through root suckers. They flower from October into November here, perhaps sooner or later depending on climate.

Bees of all sorts use this plant as one last food source before winter sets in. This includes what are likely next years bumblebee queens, not to be confused with Resin Bees, and Large Carpenter Bees.

 
     

 

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