The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Missouri Botanical Garden
The conservation of Solidago ouachitensis is fully sponsored.
Kimberlie McCue, Ph.D. contributed to this Plant Profile.
Solidago ouachitensis has only been collected four times since it was first collected by G. W. Stevens in 1913. During cooler, moister times this goldenrod species was likely more widespread, but is now restricted to a narrow range within the Ouachita Mountains and is thought to be a relict of the last ice age.
This goldenrod is a perennial herb that grows from two to four feet tall, producing yellow flower heads with one ray flower during the months of September and October. The Ouachita goldenrod has leaves with no stalk, the midstem leaves being coarsely toothed and larger than the few basal leaves. (USFS 2002; USFWS 1992)
Distribution & Occurrence
Moist, well-drained, gravelly soils in shaded, north-facing slopes that are significantly cooler during the hot summer weather than less shaded areas. (Taylor & Taylor 1986)
Canopy associates include: Magnolia tripetala, Fagus grandifolia, Acer rubrum, and Quercus rubra. Ground associates include: Aesculus glabra, Asarum canadense, Campanula americana, Panax quinquefolium, Toxicodendron radicans, and Hybanthus concolor.
|Occurs within two counties in Arkansas, a very small number of plants occur in Oklahoma. (Taylor & Taylor 1986)|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Study species biology/life history
Seed germination studies needed