Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Rand's Goldenrod
Solidago simplex ssp. randii var. racemosa
Family: Asteraceae

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

Global Rank: G5T3?
State Rank: S3

Boulder/cobble river bars.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early August to mid October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Plants are glabrous except occasionally in inflorescence. Leaves are progressively smaller up the stem and mostly basal. The inflorescence generally a raceme but not secund (all on one side of the stem). There are 7-10 rays. Plants occur on gravel bars in Kentucky.

Soil disturbance resulting from activities such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion would likely be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

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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