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Common name: Missouri goldenrod
Scientific name: Solidago missouriensis
Duration: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Plant where it will receive full to partial sun, highly tolerant to drought and restricted water conditions
Blooming period: Late summer to fall
Color: Reddish branches with cluster of yellow flowers
Height: 2-3'
Planting Time: Fall to Spring; no stratification required

Like many goldenrods, this species is easy to grow. Small bees, wasps, flies, and beetles visit the flowers for nectar and/or pollen. The pollen is not known to cause allergic reactions in people.


No Rival

The goldenrod, the goldenrod
That glows in sun or rain,
Waving its plumes on every bank
From the mountain slope to the main,-
Not dandelions, nor cowslips fine,
Nor buttercups, gems of summer,
Nor leagues of daisies yellow or white
Can rival this latest comer!
-Edna Dean Proctor
(1829-1923)


Solidago, from the Latin word solido meaning "to make whole or heal" which refers to the believed medicinal qualities of this genus
missouriensis, -ensis is a Latin suffix which means "of" or "belonging to" and specifically refers to place names; hence from Missouri

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