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Guirado's Goldenrod
Solidago guiradonis
About Guirado's Goldenrod (Solidago guiradonis) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Solidago guiradonis is an uncommon species of goldenrod known by the common name Guirado goldenrod. It is native to the Central California Coast Ranges of central California, in San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno Counties. There are also reports of isolated populations in the Sierra Nevada in Plumas and Tulare Counties. It grows in woodland and grassland habitat in serpentine soils rich in asbestos. Solidago guiradonis is a perennial herb growing from a woody caudex, sometimes reaching heights well over one meter (40 inches). The leaves are up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) long near the base of the plant but shorter farther up. They are linear to lance-shaped and have winged petioles that expand to nearly sheath the stem at the bases. The herbage is mostly hairless. The inflorescence is a cluster of sometimes as many as 190 small flower heads in a branching, elongated array. Each flower head contains 10-21 yellow disc florets surrounded by up to 8-10 narrow yellow ray florets each 1 or 2 millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 15.6" - 36.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 1.34", Coldest Month: 32.1" - 49.4", Hottest Month: 61.5" - 72.1", Humidity: 0.92" - 22.76", Elevation: 23" - 5238"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Guirado Goldenrod

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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