Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) in the Goldenrods Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Solidago rigida Accepted
Oligoneuron rigidum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Pollinators: Wasps
Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Waterloo, OntarioDate: 2014-09-01Camera time/date set wrong...was taken the AM of Sep 1, a little
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Location: Waterloo, OntarioDate: 2014-09-01Slightly damp as we've been getting springles today.
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Location: Waterloo, OntarioDate: 2014-09-01will try to get better shots when not wet...
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2014-08-09
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Location: Waterloo, OntarioDate: 2014-09-01
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Location: near Phoenixville, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-09-07blooms of potted plants for sale at native nursery
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Location: near Phoenixville, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-09-07plants in pots for sale at a native plant nursery
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 23, 2018 11:43 AM

I'm taking some information from New Moon Native Plant Nursery in Bridgeton, New Jersey. This species has a native range from Massachusetts to South Carolina to Texas to Kansas & Nebraska to Minnesota and southwest Ontario. It is most common in the Midwest, often liking calcareous soils the most. It is an unbranched, upright perennial with the stems covered in fine white plant hairs. The leaves clasp the stems and don't have petioles (leaf stems). It has flat-topped corymb-like inflorescences with numerous flower heads. The Ohio Goldenrod is the most similar species. it is sold by some native plant nurseries for prairie or meadow restorations or for naturalistic landscapes. However, it would fit in a standard garden.

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