late goldenrod

(Solidago altissima)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

shorthair goldenrod

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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Avon Hills Forest SNA
North Unit

Baker Park Reserve

Banning State Park

Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

Cambria WMA

Camden State Park

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Cedar Mountain SNA

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Cherry Grove Blind Valley SNA

Compass Prairie SNA

Cottonwood River Prairie SNA

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Crystal Spring SNA

Falls Creek SNA

French Regional Park

Frontenac State Park

Glacial Lakes

Glacial Lakes State Park

Gneiss Outcrops SNA

Greenwater Lake SNA

Holthe Prairie SNA

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

Kasota Prairie SNA

Keller Regional Park

Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA
Kellogg Weaver Unit

Kilen Woods State Park

Lake Byllesby Regional Park

Lake Carlos State Park

Langhei Prairie SNA

Leif Mountain

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Maplewood State Park

Mary Schmidt Crawford Woods SNA

McKnight Prairie

Minneopa State Park

Morton Outcrops SNA

Mound Spring Prairie SNA
North Unit

Myre-Big Island State Park

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR
Hoffman Unit

Old Mill State Park

Oronoco Prairie SNA

Osmundson Prairie SNA

Otter Tail Prairie SNA

Pankratz Memorial Prairie
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Pembina Trail Preserve SNA
Pembina Trail Unit

Pilot Knob

Pin Oak Prairie SNA

Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

Plover Prairie
East Unit

Potato Lake SNA

Racine Prairie SNA

Red Rock Prairie

Ritter Farm Park

River Terrace Prairie SNA

River Warren Outcrops SNA

Rock Ridge Prairie SNA

Sakatah Lake State Park

Sand Prairie Wildlife Management and Environmental Education Area

Sandpiper Prairie SNA

Santee Prairie SNA

Savage Fen SNA

Schaefer Prairie

Sedan Brook SNA

Seven Sisters Prairie

Seven Springs WMA

Shooting Star Prairie SNA

Sibley State Park

Split Rock Creek State Park

Staffanson Prairie

Strandness Prairie

Sunfish Lake Park

Tamarack Nature Center

Town Hall Prairie

Townsend Woods SNA

Twin Valley Prairie Addition

Tympanuchus Prairie

Valley View Park, Oak Park Heights

Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Whitewater State Park

Wild Indigo Prairie SNA

William O’Brien State Park

Woodland Trails Park

Yellow Bank Hills SNA

Zumbro Falls Woods SNA


 

 

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