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Oligoneuron album

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, poor, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, cut flowers, deer resistant, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Oligoneuron album (prairie goldenrod)
  • Oligoneuron album (prairie goldenrod)
  • Oligoneuron album (prairie goldenrod)
  • Oligoneuron album (prairie goldenrod)

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Description

Oligoneuron album

Also known as:

prairie goldenrod

,

prairie flat-top-goldenrod

,

white goldenrod

,

upland white aster

,

stiff aster

,

sneezewort aster

Scientific Synonyms:

Aster ptarmicoides, Aster ptarmicoides var. georgianus, Doellingeria ptarmicoides, Inula alba, Solidago asteroides, Solidago ptarmicoides, Unamia alba

Description

Oligoneuron album is a rather small member of the Aster family, seldom exceeding a height of 18". But what it lacks in size, it makes up with its stunning floral display. Hundreds of 1/2" to 1" daisy-like flowers are borne atop terminally branched rigid stems. They consist of 10 to 20 white rays, surrounding a pale yellow disk. The leaves are lance-shaped, toothless, alternate, and up to 6" long at the base of the plant, becoming smaller and sparser towards the top. The stems are thin but very sturdy, covered in fine hairs, and pale green to red in color.

Cultivation

Although delicate in appearance, prairie goldenrod is a tough little plant adapted to difficult growing conditions. It is typically found in undisturbed areas, in habitats that include sand and gravel prairies, as well as rocky cliffs and crevices. The preference is full to part-sun, and moist to dry well-drained soil. It will adapt to rich soil, however, this will encourage more vegetative growth and plants will lose their delicate appearance. The blooming period occurs during the dry months, beginning in July and extending into early fall. It is very cold-hardy. Zones 3-8

Propagation

Propagate from seed in fall, or by division in early spring.

Additional Notes

Oligoneuron album has been assigned to different genera over time, including Aster and Solidago, and the debate does not seem to be settled yet.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, CO, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NY, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, VT, WI, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: CT, MA, NH, NC, TN
  • Presumed Extirpated: OH
  • Rare: IN

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Oligoneuron goldenrod
Species Oligoneuron album prairie goldenrod