Oligoneuron ohioense

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, average, loam, clay

Height: 2'-4'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, deer resistant, dried flowers, naturalizing, swamp plant, wetland plant

Oligoneuron ohioense (Ohio goldenrod)
  • Oligoneuron ohioense (Ohio goldenrod)
  • Oligoneuron ohioense (Ohio goldenrod)

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Oligoneuron ohioense

Also known as:

Ohio goldenrod


Scientific Synonyms:

Solidago ohioensis


Oligoneuron ohioense was until recently classified as Solidago ohioensis. It is remarkable among goldenrods for its large oblong basal foliage, and its showy flat-topped yellow flower clusters (umbels), that seem over-sized for the plant. This is a compact species, with attractive foliage along the entire length of the flowering stems that grow to a height of 3' to 4'. The bloom period is from mid-summer to early fall, after which the dried flower heads will provide visual interest well into winter.


The native range of Ohio goldenrod includes wet prairies and meadows, riverbanks, and low-lying, poorly drained areas with heavy clay. However, it adapts very well to average garden conditions, in moist, well-drained soil, and part to full sun. An excellent addition to any perennial border or cottage garden, where its late season performance is sure to be a show stopper. Zones 4-6


Propagate from seed, following a period of cold, dry stratification. Clump division is best performed in fall, as soon as the plant enters its dormancy period.

Additional Notes

Oligoneuron ohioense is a rare, and underutilized species that is worthy of more attention. It is very attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. It can also be considered deer resistant.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: NY


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 ohioense Ohio goldenrod