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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Elm-leaf goldenrod

Elm-leaf goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia) is now in flower. This species is characteristic of savannas and woodlands. Although not especially unusual (it has a C value of 5), it is not too well known.

Before restoration at Pleasant Valley Conservancy, our main site for this species was the road cut of County Highway F, where we collected seeds. As restoration progressed, it has been in our savanna seed mixes, and is now scattered throughout the preserve. Because of its leaf structure, this species is also relatively easy to identify even when not flowering.


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