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Solidago gigantea subsp. serotina

Basic information
Scientific name Solidago gigantea subsp. serotina

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オオアワダチソウ
Common names Late goldenrod
Higher taxon Asteraceae, Asterales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America.
Habitat Roadside, riverside, vacancy, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan. More dominant than S. altissima in Hokkaido. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Middle Meiji Era (ca. 1880-1900).
Route Deliberate: As ornamental plant.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native species. Less abundant than S. altissima in most region in Japan.
Affected organism: Native grasses.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Europe.
Reference Notes
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2011-2-15) http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/as.html (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.
100 of the Japan’s Worst Invasive Alien Species.