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Solidago riddellii

Riddell's Goldenrod

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Solidago riddellii (Riddell's Goldenrod)

This goldenrod species is a somewhat rare native perennial which occurs only in wet meadows. Tiny, bright yellow flowers are held in dense, flat-topped clusters atop stiff stems typically growing three to four feet tall. Flowers bloom late summer to early autumn. Leaves are narrow and lance-shaped. Goldenrods have been wrongly accused of causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed. Attractive to bees and butterflies.

Additional Information:
Like other goldenrods, this is a good cut flower and a handsome addition for the fall garden.

2-3 Feet


18-24 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
May need division after two or three years.

Good Companions
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Nature Attracting


Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar