New York Natural Heritage Program
Stiff-leaf Goldenrod
Solidago rigida var. rigida
Solidago rigida Stephen M. Young
Family: Aster Family (Asteraceae)

State Protection: Threatened
listed species are those with: 1) 6 to fewer than 20 extant sites, or 2) 1,000 to fewer than 3,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to not less than 4 or more than 7 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) listed as threatened by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: This plant is threatened/imperiled in New York because of rarity (typically 6-20 populations or few remaining individuals) or is vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T5 means: Secure globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are common in the world; widespread and abundant (but may be rare in some parts of its range).

Did you know?
The genus gets its name from the Latin solidus, "whole," referring to the reputed properties of the goldenrods to heal wounds. The specific name refers to its stiff leaves. Rare in the states along the east coast, this goldenrod is very common in the midwestern and prairie states where it blankets grasslands with its showy flat-topped flower stalks.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are nine known populations and at least ten additional hsitorical locations. This plant has been threatened by habitat conversation, mainly housing developments. Various invasive species have also had a negative impact.

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