Perennial herb from a short rhizome or branching woody stem-base; stems erect, solitary, branched above, long-hairy, at least in the inflorescence, 5-50 cm tall.
Basal and lower stem leaves oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, toothed or sometimes entire, 2-10 cm long, 5-18 mm wide, conspicuously hairy-margined, at least along the stalks, otherwise glabrous; stem leaves similar, the middle and upper ones reduced and becoming unstalked.
Achenes short-hairy; pappus of numerous white hairlike bristles.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(142), BAFA(128), BG(2), BWBS(46), CMA(1), CWH(1), ESSF(414), ICH(6), IDF(25), IMA(55), MH(14), MS(114), PP(3), SBPS(18), SBS(9), SWB(89)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Solidago multiradiata var. scopulorum A. Gray