- Scientific Name: Solidago missouriensis
- Family: Asteraceae
- Common Name: Missouri goldenrod
- Codon: SOLMIS
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|Genus:|| Solidago L.|
|Species:|| Solidago missouriensis Nutt|
Glabrous perennial from a creeping rhizome, 2-9 dm. tall.
Leaves tending to be triple-nerved, the basal ones oblanceolate, up to 30 cm. long and 3 cm. wide, the others smaller and becoming sessile upward.
East Cascades, and rarely on prairies on west Cascades, central BC to Oregon, east to Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and Midwest.
Rather dry, open places, from the valleys and plains to fairly high elevations in the mountains.
Gregory L. Tilford writes that the species within the Solidago genus may be used more or less interchangeably. He writes the greens can be eaten a cooked potherb, with variable palatibility, and the flowers make a nice sweetened tea. Dried leaves and flowers may be used as a styptic agent, and an infusion to reduce mucus production in the bronchi during a cold or flu. The tea is diuretic and regarded by him as a kidney tonic.
Plants established by seedlings can be started by sowing seed in containers in January and placed in a greenhouse. Seed should be covered lightly with soil and kept moist until germination. A layer of pea gravel can be applied to the soil surface to prevent seeds from floating. Seeds planted in this manner will begin germination about Day 7 and complete germination by Day 14. 
- WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum, & University of Washington. Retrieved from https://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Solidago%20missouriensis
- Bowcutt, F., & Hamman, Sarah. (2016). Vascular plants of the South Sound prairies (First ed.). Olympia, Washington: The Evergreen State College Press.
- Hitchcock, C. L., Cronquist, A., Giblin, D., & Legler, B. et al. (2018). Flora of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated manual. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
- Tilford, G. L. (1999). Edible and medicinal plants of the west. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co.
- Skinner, D. 2004. Propagation protocol for production of container Solidago missouriensis Nutt. Plants; USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center, Pullman, WA.