Solidago drummondii
(Cliff Goldenrod)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Cliff Goldenrod, Drummond's Goldenrod, Ozark Goldenrod
    Synonyms: Solidago aspera, Solidago celtidifolia
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - September
    Status: Native

Solidago drummondii, or Cliff Goldenrod, is native only to the Ozark region, where it grows only in Arkansas and Missouri. It grows in the wild only on limestone ledges. It blooms in late summer and fall, with golden flowers with larger petals than most.

There are over 100 species of Solidago in the United States, and they can be very difficult to tell apart. Solidago drummondii can be distinguished by its preference for limestone cliffs, along with its large, fuzzy, rough leaves that come almost immediately out of the stem, and its flowers with large petals. More information and comparison photos will be posted at a later time, showing similar species. But for the time being, you can access our Solidago ID chart which shows various images of over twenty species to help with ID.

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