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Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima L.)

Also known as Canada goldenrod, late goldenrod.

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Tall Goldenrod
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One of the most common, and tallest of the goldenrods, native to a wide range across North America.

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Native or Not Present
Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

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Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
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Closely related to Solidago canadensis, this species is occasionally considered as a subspecies of that one. Distinguishing these species can be difficult, owing in part to considerable variability between different varieties of S. canadensis.

Numerous other Solidago occur in the range of this one, often even in the same habitats.

Solidago altissima (Canada Goldenrod) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Solidago altissima | Go Botany (About This Site)

Solidago altissima | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Solidago altissima | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Solidago altissima | Flora of North America (About This Site)

Solidago altissima | Missouri Plants (About This Site)

Tall Goldenrod | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)

Solidago altissima (Tall Goldenrod) | Minnesota Wildflowers (About This Site)

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Photo © Andrew Sebastian, CC BY 4.0.
Photo © Cole Shoemaker, CC BY 4.0.