Solidago canadensis (Graceful Goldenrod) - photos and description

 

 


Stem is pubescent.

General: Upright perennial with single stems. Plants rhizomatous, stem is pubescent.

Flowers: Inflorescence is a pyramid-shaped panicle. We measured a single flower at 4 mm diameter and 5 mm long.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate and reduced in size upwards, sessile, lanceolate to elliptical, serrate. Top and bottom of leaves pubescent with very short hairs. We measured a leaf at 9 cm long by 2 cm wide.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 80 cm, we measured plants to 87 cm tall.

Habitat: Open woods, scrublands, and moist meadows.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Similar species: Very similar to Solidago gigantea however that species has glabrous stems, while the stems of Solidago canadensis are pubescent.

When and where photographed: We took the above photos August 17th, mixed forest in Moose mountain Provincial Park, about 200 km southeast of Regina, SK, and August 19th, on a roadside in heavy mixed forest in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, about 300 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.