Tall Goldenrod

Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers

Tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima) is one of many species of goldenrods in Missouri. It is very widespread and common through the state in a variety of habitats, including prairies, dry upland forests, banks of streams and rivers, pastures, fields, fencerows, and roadsides. Insect galls—swollen or round sections on the main stems—are commonly seen on this species, caused by a variety of midge fly and moth larvae that develop within the stem tissues.

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