Solidago vossii Pringle & Laureto
Synonym: Solidago houghtonii
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Solidago vossii A. A. Reznicek

Included in S. houghtonii in Michigan Flora

Moist (at least in the spring) swales in sandy jack pine stands; very local and endemic to Michigan.

This is a unique, showy octoploid, resembling a large S. houghtonii and also involving S. ptarmicoides as one ancestor, but occurring in a distinctive habitat and with a distribution not linked to present (and immediately past) Great Lakes shorelines. Both plants and heads are larger than in S. houghtonii. See Laureto & Pringle (2010) for details of this striking Michigan endemic.


Crawford County
Kalkaska County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 26, 2022.