|Scientific Name||Solidago multiradiata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SOMU|
|Common Name||Rocky Mountain Goldenrod||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||36279|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6500 to 13000 ft.); sunny, exposed areas; widespread.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 20 inches tall, single or multiple reddish stems growing in clumps.
Leaves: Basal and lower stem leaves linear-oblanceolate to spatulate, smooth faces, edges serrate to crenate near tips, blades 7/8 to 4 inches long; basal leaves with winged petioles; basal leaves sometimes present at flowering; stem leaves sessile, sometimes clasping, ovate to linear-lanceolate, 3/4 inch long or less, edges often distinctly ciliate.
Inflorescence: Many (4 to 75+) small composite flower heads in dense, round-topped corymbs; each flower with 12 to 18 bright yellow rays and 10 to 35 central disk florets.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel,and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County