New York Natural Heritage Program
Rand's Mountain Goldenrod
Solidago simplex var. monticola (Porter) Ringius
Dicots
David Werier
Family: Aster Family (Asteraceae)

State Protection: Threatened
listed species are those with: 1) 6 to fewer than 20 extant sites, or 2) 1,000 to fewer than 3,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to not less than 4 or more than 7 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) listed as threatened by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: This plant is threatened/imperiled in New York because of rarity (typically 6-20 populations or few remaining individuals) or is vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T4
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T4 means: Apparently Secure globally - The subspecies/variety is uncommon in the world but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. (The species as a whole is common globally.)


Did you know?
The specific epithet monticola means dweller of the mountains. Although not a true alpine plant, this species is often found in mountainous regions.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are 12 known extant populations. At least six of these are very small with under 50 individuals.

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