Riddell's Goldnerod flowerered earlier this year, like most plants due to the early, warm spring. Last year, it was in full bloom in the first week of October.
Riddell's Goldenrod is a native perennial of moist prairies, wetland edges and calcareous fens. It's distribution is somewhat sporadic in its range because of its favored habitat.
Leaves are narrow, arching downwards in a concave curve away from the stem. The center vein is very pronounced and many field guides describe the leaves being folded along the midrib.
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If you have a moist, limy location in your landscape, Riddell's Goldenrod would be a good candidate. Be sure to buy seed or plants from reputable growers. Riddell's Goldenrod is listed as threatened in Manitoba and Arkansas.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.