Solidago juncea

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Early goldenrod
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Scientific classification
S. juncea
Binomial name
Solidago juncea
Ait. 1789

Aster ciliaris Kuntze

Solidago juncea, the early goldenrod,[2] plume golden-rod, or yellow top, is North American species of herbaceous perennial plants of the sunflower family native to eastern and central Canada and the eastern and central United States. It grows from Nova Scotia west to Manitoba and Minnesota south as far as northern Georgia and northern Arkansas, with a few isolated populations in Louisiana and Oklahoma.[3]

Solidago juncea is a perennial herb up to 120 cm (4 feet) tall, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Leaves around the base of the plant can be as much as 30 cm (1 foot) long, the leaves getting smaller higher on the stem. One plant can produce as many as 450 small yellow flower heads in a large, showy array.[4]

Solidago juncea is often grown in gardens as an ornamental.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Solidago juncea". The Global Compositae Checklist (GCC) – via The Plant List.
  2. ^ "Solidago juncea". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Solidago juncea". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.
  4. ^ Semple, John C.; Cook, Rachel E. (2006). "Solidago juncea". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee. Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 20. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  5. ^ Blanchan, Neltje (2005). Wild Flowers Worth Knowing. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
  6. ^ Missouri Botanical Garden Gardening Help: Solidago juncea

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