|Scientific Name||Solidago missouriensis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SOMI2|
|Common Name||Smooth Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||36277|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (3700 to 10000 ft.); stream banks, roadsides, rocky slopes, open areas.
Plant: Erect perennial with single or many stems growing in clumps; stems 6 to 35 inches tall, stout, hairless.
Leaves: Lower leaves on long, winged petioles, oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate from 2 to 4 inches (or more) long; upper leaves becoming shorter, lanceolate to linear with ciliate edges, the upper third may be serrate; smooth surfaces.
Inflorescence: Panicles about 8 inches long of many (10 to 200+) very small composite flower heads; each flower with 5 to 14 bright yellow rays and 8 to 20 central disk florets; green phyllaries with blunt or pointed tips.
Bloom Period: July to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County