Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Downy Goldenrod
Solidago puberula
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2

Dry woods.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early August to mid October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves chiefly basal persisting through the flowering period. The flower heads are not secund (on one side) of the inflorescence axis. Leaves, which are numerous and reduced upwards on the stem, and stems finely pubescent, phyllaries very narrow (0.75 mm)and tapering.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or vegetation removal that would result in increased erosion.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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