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Riddell's Goldenrod
Solidago riddellii

Perennial, native herb 2-3' in height. Well suited for wetland and calcareous restoration or mitigation sites. It also provides good bird and butterfly habitat.

USDA symbol: OLRI2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 to 5 feet
Light ExposureSun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorYellow
Riddell's Goldenrod (Riddell's Goldenrod<div><em class="small">Solidago riddellii</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota DNR (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience8
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceGeneral Disturbance

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsAugust to September
Larval Host ofBees
Specific Pollinators HostedNumerous bee species
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Stem Nesting, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRestoration, Sandy or Engineered Soils
Coefficient of Conservatism8
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyBecker, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Clay, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Grant, Hennepin, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Mahnomen, Martin, McLeod, Mower, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Roseau, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Wilkin, Yellow Medicine
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands