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Solidago gigantea

Solidago gigantea is a plant species in the genus Solidago.[3] Its common names include tall goldenrod and giant goldenrod, in reference to its height of up to 2 m tall, rather large for the genus, smooth goldenrod[4] and early goldenrod.[5] It is a widespread species known from most of non-arctic North America east of the Rocky Mountains. It has been reported from every state and province from Alberta to Nova Scotia to Florida to Texas. [6]

Solidago gigantea is the state flower of Kentucky and Nebraska.[7]


  1. ^ Tropicos, Solidago gigantea
  2. ^ The Plant List, Solidago gigantea
  3. ^ Aiton, Hortus Kewensis 3: 211. 1789.
  4. ^ "Solidago gigantea". Flora of North America online. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  5. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  6. ^ Flora of North America v 20, p 156.
  7. ^ State of Kentucky


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