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Bog Goldenrod

Solidago uliginosa

Notes:

Solidago uliginosa, commonly called bog goldenrod, is a rhizomatous, herbaceous upright perennial that typically grows to 2-5’ tall. Unlike most species of goldenrod, this species thrives in wet ground. It is native to bogs, marshes, wet meadows, fens and water margins from Newfoundland and Quebec to Minnesota south to Maryland, Ohio, Indiana and in the mountains to Tennessee and North Carolina. Rigid upright stems are clad with clasping, narrow, oblong-lanceolate leaves, with lower leaves to 10” long and upper leaves to 2” long. Stems are topped from August to October by inflorescences (to 7” long) of tiny yellow flowers. Inflorescences are variable in shape, typically being narrow conical but sometimes being pyramidal panicles with flowers arranged on only one side of the stem. Genus name comes from the Latin words solidus meaning whole and ago meaning to make in reference to the medicinal healing properties of some species plants. Specific epithet comes from the Latin word uliginosus meaning of swamps.

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2015
Submitted on Oct 18, 2016

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