Yellow or Orange Flowers
Daisy-like Flowers )
Composite Family (Compositae)
Habitat: Montane to Subalpine Dry Areas
Height: Up to 30 cm
Description: This common wildflower has a terminal spike of yellow flowers. The most common variety, mountain goldenrod (S. spathulata) has paddle shaped, alternate leaves with smooth margins. There are several similar species. Solidago gigantea is somewhat taller, and can grow as high as 1.6 m. The individual flower-heads are composed of many small flowers, as in all composites, with around 8 ray florets and 13 or more disk florets. The smooth stems are often reddish in colour.