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Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota

Late-Summer Wildflowers

Harold Umber photo: Missouri goldenrod (inset shows head of flower)
Harold Umber
  Missouri goldenrod
(Solidago missouriensis)

Distribution: statewide
Habitat: upland and lowland prairies
Flowers: many tiny yellow flowers in terminal clusters
Height: 8-24 inches
Blooms: July to September
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Late goldenrod (S. gigantean), Stiff goldenrod (S. rigida) and Canada goldenrod (S. Canadensis) are related to the Missouri goldenrod and flowers look somewhat similar. Some American Indians chewed the leaves for sore throats and toothaches. They also made tea.

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