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Missouri Goldenrod

Scientific name

Solidago missouriensis


Missouri Goldenrod is a perennial wildflower species that can grow up to 1 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name Prairie Goldenrod. The leaves are green, smooth, alternately arranged, elliptic shaped, have three prominent veins, become smaller ascending the stem, and have serrated margins. The flowers are small, showy, bright yellow colored, appear in terminal panicle clusters, and bloom between July and September. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. This wildflower is easy to grow but less aggressive than the common Canadian Goldenrod. It is valuable for re-vegetating disturbed sites and for stabilizing soil.

Planting conditions

Missouri Goldenrod grows best in dry to normal conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained loam, sand, clayey loam, or rocky soil types. It is tolerant of drought but young plants should be watered occasionally until established. This wildflower can be naturally found in prairies, meadows, around forest edges, in roadside ditches, and along dry sandy shoreline slopes.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 1 m
  • Spread:
    • 0.5 m