Solidago missouriensis

From Puget Prairie Plants
  • Scientific Name: Solidago missouriensis
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Common Name: Missouri goldenrod
  • Codon: SOLMIS
G.D. Carr 2010

Taxnomy

Solidago missoursiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Phylum: Spermatophyta
Subphylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteranae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Solidago L.
Species: Solidago missouriensis Nutt

Description

General: Glabrous perennial from a creeping rhizome, 2-9 dm. tall.

Leaves: 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.

Flowers: Arranged in long narrow panicles. Involucre 3-5 mm. high, pseudanthium made up of 7-13 ray florets and 8-13 disk florets, yellow.[1][2]

Bloom Period

Late June-October

Distribution

Southern British Columbia and western Washington, east to Ontario and Tennesse.

Habitat

Rather dry, open places, from the valleys and plains to fairly high elevations in the mountains.

Propagation

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. [3]

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References

  1. WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum, & University of Washington. Retrieved from https://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Solidago%20missouriensis
  2. Bowcutt, F., & Hamman, Sarah. (2016). Vascular plants of the South Sound prairies (First ed.). Olympia, Washington: The Evergreen State College Press.
  3. Skinner, D. 2004. Propagation protocol for production of container Solidago missouriensis Nutt. Plants; USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center, Pullman, WA.