Connecticut Plants
Stiff Goldenrod (Hard-leaved Goldenrod)
Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small

Stiff goldenrod is a common plant in midwestern prairies, but in Connecticut it is endangered.

  • Synonyms: Solidago rigida
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: open, dry, rocky or sandy areas
  • Height: 1-5 feet
  • Flower size: small; arranged in flat-topped clusters 3-5 inches across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: August to September
  • Origin: native
Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small
Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small

Stiff goldenrod can be identified by the combination of flat-topped flower clusters and rigid, oval leaves on the upper stem.

Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small