Solidago altissima L.

Sp. Pl. 2: 879,879 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established



*GipP, *VRiv, *VVP.

Three varieties are recognised, two in Australia (Semple & Uesugi 2017), but the differences are slight. Victorian occurrences are referred to Solidago altissima var. altissima. See profile under that name.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-10-07
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2017-06-07

Semple, J.C. & Uesugi, A. (2017). Solidago altissima var. pluricephala (Asteraceae: Astereae) in Australia, Tonga and Hawaii., Phytoneuron 40: 1-16.

Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Solidago
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Solidago altissima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Solidago altissima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory