Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Solidago lepida
WTU specimens
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Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to Idaho and Nevada, east to the Rocky Mountains and Manitoba.

Habitat: Dry to moist areas in meadows and riparian areas, from low to middle elevations.

Flowers: July-October

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Erect perennial from a creeping rhizome, 3-15 dm. tall, puberulent on the upper half of the stem and often glabrous below.

Leaves:

Basal leaves wanting or, like the lower cauline, reduced and soon deciduous; stem leaves numerous and crowded, scarcely reduced upward, lance-linear, tapering to the sessile base, sharply serrate to entire, 5-15 cm. long and 5-22 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Inflorescence a terminal panicle with numerous flowers, the branches varying from straight to strongly recurved; involucre 2-5 mm. high, its bracts thin and tapered; rays 10-17, usually 13, 1-3 mm. long, yellow.

Fruits:

Achene.

Accepted Name:
Solidago lepida DC.

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. salebrosa    Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to Idaho and Nevada, east to the Rocky Mountains and Manitoba.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Solidago lepida in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Solidago lepida checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Solidago lepida atlas page.

CalPhotos: Solidago lepida photos.

USDA Plants: Solidago lepida information.

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