Solidago gigantea

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Solidago gigantea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Solidago
Species: S. gigantea
Binomial name
Solidago gigantea
  • Aster latissimifolius var. serotinus Kuntze
  • Doria dumetorum (Lunell) Lunell
  • Doria pitcheri (Nutt.) Lunell
  • Solidago dumetorum Lunell
  • Solidago cleliae DC.
  • Solidago gigantea var. pitcheri (Nutt.) Shinners
  • Solidago gigantea var. serotina (Kuntze) Cronq.
  • Solidago pitcheri Nutt.
  • Solidago serotina var. gigantea (Ait.) A. Gray
  • Solidago serotina var. minor Hook.
  • Solidago shinnersii (Beaudry) Beaudry
  • Solidago somesii Rydb.

Solidago gigantea is a plant species in the genus Solidago.[3] Its common names include tall goldenrod and giant goldenrod, in reference to its height of up to 2 m tall, rather large for the genus, smooth goldenrod[4] and early goldenrod.[5] It is a widespread species known from most of non-arctic North America east of the Rocky Mountains. It has been reported from every state and province from Alberta to Nova Scotia to Florida to Texas. [6]

Solidago gigantea is the state flower of Kentucky and Nebraska.[7]


  1. ^ Tropicos, Solidago gigantea
  2. ^ The Plant List, Solidago gigantea
  3. ^ Aiton, Hortus Kewensis 3: 211. 1789.
  4. ^ "Solidago gigantea". Flora of North America online. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  5. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  6. ^ Flora of North America v 20, p 156.
  7. ^ State of Kentucky

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