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Solidago multiradiata
northern goldenrod, Rocky Mountain goldenrod
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Alaska to California, east to Colorado

Habitat: Mountain meadows and open slopes at high elevations

Flowers: July - August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a short rhizome, 0.5-5 dm. tall, the stem with soft, bent hairs at least in the inflorescence.

Leaves:

Basal and lower cauline leaves usually toothed, 2-10 cm. long and 5-18 mm. wide with conspicuous short, straight hairs on the margins at least on the petiole, otherwise glabrous; cauline leaves few and reduced.

Flowers:

Inflorescence flat-topped, with long peduncles; involucre 4-6 mm. high, its bracts thin and narrow, usually long-pointed; ray flowers normally 13, yellow, and disk flowers 21, orange-yellow; rays 4-5.5 mm. long.

Identification Notes:

The similar S. simplex does not have the hairs on the petiole margins, and the inflorescence is often elongate and narrow.

Accepted Name:
Solidago multiradiata Aiton
Publication: Hort. Kew. 3: 218. 1789. 1789.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Solidago multiradiata Aiton ssp. scopulorum (A. Gray) W.A. Weber
Solidago multiradiata Aiton var. scopulorum A. Gray [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Solidago multiradiata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Solidago multiradiata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Solidago multiradiata photos.

USDA Plants: Solidago multiradiata information.

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