Solidago canadensis L.
Common Name: CANADA GOLDENROD
Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Solidago canadensis B. S. Walters

Fields, roadsides, railroads, fencerows, moist thickets; wet meadows, marshy ground, river banks, stream margins; fens, shores, floodplains, moist savannas, borders of conifer swamps and forests, dry rocky ground.

Concentrated in the southeastern portion of Michigan are plants with the undersides of the leaves puberulent across the entire surface and with the stems tending to be pubescent all the way to the base. These are var. hargeri Fernald. Typical var. canadensis has the undersides of the leaves glabrous or at most puberulent on the principal veins, and is glabrous on the lower half of the stem; it is found almost entirely in parts of the state other than the southeastern region.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=454.