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Aspen Creek Tr - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Solidago velutina - threenerve goldenrod

Synonyms: Solidago arizonica, Solidago californica
Other Common Names: sparse-flowered goldenrod
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae

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Aspen Creek Tr
Aspen Creek Tr
Plant - summer
Aspen Creek Tr
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Solidago velutina is a common late summer and fall golden glow. Woody at the base.
Height: 2-1/2 feet


Habitat Description: It can grow singly in open woods, or it can grow in large groupings in open meadows and on hillsides.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 3000 - 8500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow     Shape: Daisy or Dandelion-like in elongated clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Jul - Aug
Description: The stem arches gently and flowers are borne on one side of the stem.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: 3/4 to 2-1/2 inches long, 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide and rough to the touch. There are usually three conspicuous veins on the narrow leaves. Leaf margins can be smooth or toothed.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Achene

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