Giant Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

A related species of plant: Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Origin:
North America.

Location:
It typically thrives in open, sunny habitats such as prairies, meadows, and road or railroad sides, construction sites preferring well-drained soils.

Influence:
This perennial plant has two strategies for distribute which are dangerous for native species: 1) by large flyable seed stock (up to 15,000 seeds/plant); 2) from small fragments steams which underground produce roots and shoots. Its rapid growth and dense stands decrease species richness and diversity.

Recognition:
Giant goldenrod features tall, erect stems reaching heights of up to 2.5 meters, adorned with narrow, lance-shaped leaves arranged alternately along the stem. In late summer and early fall, the plant produces clusters of bright yellow flowers arranged in elongated, branching inflorescences.


Foto: Urosh Grabner

Publicado el 11 de julio de 2024 a las 06:31 AM por prreiter prreiter

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