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Illinois Native Plant Guide - Stiff Goldenrod - Pages 144-145

Illinois Native Plant Guide

Stiff Goldenrod
Solidago rigida

Preferred Water Depth and Inundation Tolerance

Prefers dry to mesic soil. Species has a minimal flooding tolerance.

Wildlife Value

Provides cover and food for songbirds. Attracts insects.


Used for upland slope buffer stabilization.

Availability, Establishment, and Maintenance

  • Widely available as seed and establishes readily from seed.
  • Excellent germination and coverage can be achieved by direct fall seeding on bare soil.
  • Seed can be broadcast by hand or drilled.

Stiff Goldenrod
Solidago rigida

Mature Height
Up to 6 feetStiff Goldenrod

Plant Type
Perennial herb

Indicator Status
Facultative Upland (-)

Not available

Nutrient Load Tolerance
Low to moderate

Salt Tolerance

Siltation Tolerance

Flowering Color and Time
Mid July to October

Light Preference
Full sun

Seeding Rate
.06 - .3 lbs/acre

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