Solidago Missouriensis

Missouri goldenrod, Solidago Missouriensis 09AU06-03
Missouri goldenrod, Solidago Missouriensis 09AU06

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Missouri goldenrod, Solidago Missouriensis 09AU06-02

characteristics

Single or multi-branched perennial with reddish stems and somewhat stiff leaves. Both stems and leaves are hairless (unlike Canada Goldenrod). Basal leaves are the largest with leaves usually smaller higher on the stem. When in bloom compact panicles produce dense yellow flowers. Roots tend to be shallow although may reach almost 2 meters.

1,998,238 seeds/pound; starts from, seed, bare root, root division.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P CW-W 1.0 0.3 S/PS M-C D ••• - 5.5-7.5 green (red) (red) yellow

habitat

Roadsides, prairie, rocky slopes, and sparsely wooded areas.

uses

A variety of small bees, wasps, flies, and beetles (Goldenrod Soldier Beetle) are attracted to the flowers. Numerous grasshopper and moth species eat the foliage.
Goldfinch and various sparrows eat the seeds as do prairie and meadow voles (which eat both seeds and foliage).

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