Solidago rigidiuscula
(Showy Goldenrod)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Stiff Leaf Showy Goldenrod
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Solidago rigidiuscula, or Stiff Leaf Showy Goldenrod, is native to portions of the Central Plains and Great Lakes areas. It grows in fields, prairies, meadows, along roads, railroads and woodland edges. It blooms in mid to 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 rigidiuscula can be distinguished by its long, smooth, untoothed leaves, along with its large showy golden petals, relative to other Solidago species, as well as the cylindrical shape of its flower clusters. It was previously considered a variant of Solidago speciosa, but that species has now been split into separate species instead.

You can access our Solidago ID chart which shows various images of over twenty species to help with ID.

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