Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. November 2011.
Scientific name: Solidago bicolor L.
Common name(s): silverrod, white goldenrod
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-only white goldenrod in the Eastern U.S.
-has white ray flowers
-has a yellow coloration due to the stamens and pollen
-leaves are :
- increase in size towards the base of the plant
-generally flowers August through October in ME
-meadows and fields
-benefits from prescribed burning
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Go Botany. “Solidago Bicolor L.” Solidago Bicolor (White Goldenrod): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/solidago/bicolor/.
MSU Extension. “Solidago Bicolor (White Goldenrod).” Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan State University, mnfi.anr.msu.edu/species/description/13626/Solidago-bicolor.