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Canada Goldenrod
Solidago lepida
About Canada Goldenrod (Solidago lepida) Nurseries Show All Photos Solidago lepida , the western Canada goldenrod or western goldenrod, is a North American plant species in the genus Solidago of the sunflower family. It is widespread across much of Canada, the western United States, and northern Mexico. Solidago lepida is a perennial herb up to 150 cm (5 feet) tall, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Leaves have coarse teeth and are on the stem rather than at the base. One plant can sometimes produce as many as 800 small flower heads, each with 7-22 ray florets surrounding 2-13 disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
5 ft (1.5 m)

Flower Color

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer, Fall

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Meadows, thickets


Elevation ?
3' - 9767'

Annual Precip. ?
5.4" - 116.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.23" - 3.96"

Coldest Month ?
23.7° F - 55.1° F

Hottest Month ?
48.3° F - 78.4° F

Humidity ?
0.23 vpd - 27.29 vpd

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Other Names
Botanical Names
Solidago canadensis

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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