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Oligoneuron rigidum (Solidago rigida)

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Common Name: Stiff Goldenrod

Full sun; moderately wet to dry moisture level; not particular about soils, growing in a wide range including rocky; strongly acid to neutral pH.  3-5 feet height, blooms late summer into fall, yellow flowers, spreads by rhizomes and can be a heavy re-seeder.

Germination Code:  C(60) 

Native Region: Only occurs in 8 counties – Decatur, Dickson, Lewis, Rutherford, Coffee, Franklin,  Marion, and White

Easy to grow.  One of the more attractive goldenrods.  Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.

Stiff Goldenrod - Oligoneuron rigidum (Solidago rigida)
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Stiff Goldenrod - Oligoneuron rigidum (Solidago rigida) 5
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Stiff Goldenrod - Oligoneuron rigidum (Solidago rigida) 2
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Stiff Goldenrod - Oligoneuron rigidum (Solidago rigida) 3
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Stiff Goldenrod - Oligoneuron rigidum (Solidago rigida) 4
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