Alpine Goldenrod

Scientific Name:

Solidago multiradiata

Type:

Herbaceous Plant

Habitat:

Occurs in rocky areas and below alpine mountain slopes, grows in sandy regions with good drainage and loam (a soil mixture of sand and clay) in partial shade

Range:

Western and midwestern United States, as well as Alaska and Canada

Status:

No listed status

This species is

NATIVE

to the Truckee Meadows.

Identification:

Alpine goldenrod are perennial, flowering herbs that may grow up to two feet tall. This goldenrod species features bright yellow flowers in small clusters at the ends of each stem, along with rounded, spoon-shaped leaves.

Fast Facts:

  • Alpine goldenrod is also known as Rocky Mountain goldenrod or northern goldenrod

  • Alpine goldenrod plants attract butterflies; more specifically, they act as host plants for species of butterfly larvae such as Damoetus checkerspot (Chlosyne whitneyi).

  • Alpine goldenrods can be used as groundcover plants in gardens, and can be planted to attract native bees.

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Last Updated:

October 19, 2021, 11:46:45 PM