Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Solidago simplex
sticky goldenrod
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Minnesota and Texas.

Habitat: Open, slightly moist areas from coastal dunes to alpine meadows.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Glabrous perennial from a short woody base or short rhizome, 0.5-8 dm. tall, usually more or less glutinous at least in the inflorescence and peduncles.

Leaves:

Basal leaves oblanceolate to spatulate, toothed or nearly entire, blunt or rounded, up to 15 cm. long including the petiole, and 3 cm. wide, the cauline leaves progressively reduced and few.

Flowers:

Inflorescence long and narrow to short and compact, the heads often with long pecuncles; involucre 4-6 mm. high, its bracts imbricate, blunt; ray flowers normally 8, disk flowers 13, all yellow.

Identification Notes:

The similar S. multiradiata always has ciliate petioles (hairs along each edge), S. simplex never has these rows of hairs.

Accepted Name:
Solidago simplex Kunth
Publication: Nov. Gen. Sp. 4(fol.): 81. 1818; 4(qto.): 103. 1820.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
var. nana – sticky goldenrod    British Columbia to Oregon
var. simplex – sticky goldenrod
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Solidago simplex checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Solidago simplex atlas page.

CalPhotos: Solidago simplex photos.

USDA Plants: Solidago simplex information.

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