Solidago virgaurea L., 880 1753. (syn: Aster virgaurea (L.) Kuntze; Dectis decurrens Raf.; Doria virgaurea Scop.; Solidago cantoniensis Lour.; Solidago corsica (Rouy) A.W.Hill; Solidago minor Mill.; Solidago nudiflora Viv.; Solidago pygmaea ; Solidago vulgaris Lam.);
(Images by Nidhan Singh, Balkar Singh (Validated by Gurcharan Singh), Alok Mahendroo (Id by Gurcharan Singh), Prashant Awale (Id by Gurcharan Singh), Dinesh Valke & Gurcharan Singh (Id by Krishan Lal) & Ashwini Bhatia (validation by J.M.Garg) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links):
Location Kalatope Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Height 20-24 inches
Flora of Chakrata: Solidago virga-aurea from Deovan Area:
Solidago virga-aurea from Deovan Area
Solidago virgaurea from Chakrata Road:
Common name: European goldenrod
Erect herb up to 60 cm tall with alternate lanceolate leaves, up to 12 cm long, upper smaller. Heads radiate, yellow, 8-10 mm across, in long terminal panicle; ray flowers up to 12; achenes ribbed.
Photographed from Chakrata on way to Deovan and towards Budher caves in September.
how many types of golden rods grow in India? I think … has some other species today…
The other is Canadian Shot, Solidago canadensis often cultivated in gardens.
ID request-201111-PKA2: Came across this plant at “Dachigam National Forest” near Srinagar (J & K).
Thanks … you found it flowering
Dachigam had many of this plant in flowering.
Yes … Dachhigam was the area of my Ph.D. research.
Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 28th July 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2100 meters asl.
Plant height: 40-50 cms
Habit/Habitat: Wild herb.
VoF Week :: DV :: 03 AUG 12 – 0436 :: ¿ Solidago ? along Hemakund – Ghangaria trail: 3 AUG 12
I think yes Solidago virga-aurea
Yes Solidago virga-aurea This was also common in Chakrata
Aster I think won’t have yellow heads. Looks like some Senecio, but difficult to say without leaves in focus.
Won’t be surprised with Solidago virga-aura
Am convinced it to be Solidago virga-aurea.
VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 – 0126 :: Solidago ¿ virgaurea ? at Valley of Flowers:
Habitat: sloping meadow
Yes … Nice photographs.
VoF Week: Solidago virgaurea from Valley:
Yes … Nice photographs
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: 07052013GS1 for ID from Chakrata road-GS57 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
A guess.. Solidago virgaurea…
I think you are right … Thanks a lot.
Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) ::Solidago virgaurea at Kashmir :: PKA36:: : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Came across this plant at “Dachigam National Forest” near Srinagar (J & K).
Yes … Nice photographs.
Only one Solidago species mentioned in Flowers of Himalaya book
Erect unbranched perennial with terminal spike-like cluster of flowers.
Ray florets 10-12 which are 8 mm long. Involucre cyllindrical.
Lower leaves stalked upper stalkless.
Fruit ribbed . Pappus present, long rough.
Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) :: Solidago virgaurea at Valley of Flowers :: 02 AUG 12 01:26 :: DV44 : 4 images. 1 post by 1 author.
Solidago virgaurea L.
so-li-DAY-go — from the word for heal, to make whole ... Dave’s Botanary
virg-AW-ree-uh — golden twigs … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: European goldenrod, woundwort • Hindi: पिंजा फूल pinja phool, सोनाली sonali
Native to: Europe, n Africa, w Asia, Pakistan, Himalayas (India, Nepal)
References: Flowers of India • NPGS / GRIN
at Valley of Flowers on 02 AUG 12
Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate Heads: Solidago virgaurea from VOF- NS 75 : Attachments (8). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This herb was shot from area around VOF, Uttrakhand and from Chakrata… I hope this is Solidago virgaurea…. kindly validate/correct
Thanks … Nice photographs
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Solidago virgaurea from Delhi-GS100 : Attachments (5). 1 post by 1 author.
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Inula cuspidata from Kashmir please validate-GS87 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Inula cuspidata photographed from Botanical Garden, Kashmir University, identification needs confirmation.
Looks more like Solidago…
It looks me also solidago virgaurea
Solidago virgaurea? ABJUL01/18 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.
I found a lone cluster of these plants on top of a rock. Could these be Solidago virgaurea? Please advise. Solidago virgaurea—European Goldenrod? Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP 2100m 09 July 2016 Thanks. Ashwini
I found a lone cluster of these plants on top of a rock. Could these be Solidago virgaurea? Please advise
Solidago virgaurea—European Goldenrod?
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
09 July 2016
I think matches with images at Solidago virgaurea L.
On my Saturday trek to Triund, I saw these goldenrods in good numbers. Here are some photos. Please correct me if I have been wrong in identifying these as Solidago virgaurea. 6 images.
This must surely be ‘Golden Rod’, though certainly not just exclusively a European plant. Found from Pakistan to Central Nepal and temperate Eurasia incl. the UK. The only species of this genus known from the Himalaya.
Stewart found it to be very common in the temperate and lower alpine zone in Pakistan & Kashmir from 1700-3700m, commenting that the pubescence was variable.
Collet found it to be common at Shimla (Flora Simlensis).
Flowers of Himalaya, say “light forests & open slopes” which fits with the habit shown.
In the UK, the species is described as “very polymorphic, with many named varieties differing in stature, pubescence, size, shape and serration of leaves, branching of inflorescence and size of individual heads.
I wonder if one day a taxonomist will recognise these variants as sub-species or even species and so we will have to examine Himalayan specimens more closely!
The common “Golden-rod” of gardens in the UK is S.canadensis but have information on this being cultivated (or escaping) in Himalayan districts.
Yellow Asteraceae for ID :: Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKSEP-22 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Requested to please ID these yellow fowers seen en route the Valley of flowers from Ghangaria, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Are these Solidago virgaurea?
May be. Efi page available at
SK 3252 22 December 2021: 2 very high res. images.
Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Date: 24 August 2021
Habit : Wild
I think Solidago virgaurea L.