Nebraska State Flower

Nebraska State Flower

Goldenrod
Soldiago gigantea

The goldenrod (Soldiago gigantea) was declared the state flower. The resolution was signed into law by then-governor Silas A. Holcomb on April 4, 1985. Numerous species of goldenrod grow throughout the state.

The goldenrod is an erect, coarse-looking perennial herb that is usually about two or three feeet tall. The small flower heads, which are almost always yellow but sometimes have cream-colored or white rays, are grouped into either elongated or flattish clusters.

The flowers appear from July through October.