E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Solidago missouriensis Nutt.Nutt.
Missouri goldenrod
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a creeping rhizome or sometimes a woody stem-base; stems erect, solitary to few, branched above, glabrous or sparingly hairy in the inflorescence, 20-90 cm tall.
Basal leaves oblanceolate, stalked, 5-30 cm long, 0.5-3 cm wide, essentially glabrous, 3-nerved, entire or remotely toothed; stem leaves similar, alternate, becoming linear, entire, unstalked and much reduced upwards.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, numerous in a dense oblong to rounded inflorescence; involucres 3-5 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-oblong to broadly lanceolate, midvein prominent, hairy towards the tip; ray flowers 7-13; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes short-hairy; pappus of numerous white hairlike bristles.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

USDA Species Characteristics

Flower Colour:
Blooming Period:
Late Summer
Fruit/Seed characteristics:
Colour: Brown
Present from Summer to Fall
Source:  The USDA

Habitat / Range

Dry grasslands, shrublands and open forests in the steppe and lower montane zones; infrequent in SC, SE and NE BC; E to ON and S to TN, TX and AZ.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Solidago missouriensis

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 365 1207 1735
Slope Gradient (%) 0 26 67
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
52 201 270
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
2 3 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(1), ESSF(3), IDF(11), MS(16), PP(1), SBPS(2)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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