Solidago canadensis L.

English Canada goldenrod ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Kanadesch Goldrutt EASIN
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Report the species

Report Solidago canadensis to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Solidago canadensis L. in Luxembourg. Recorder-LUX & iNaturalist, 2019.08.21.

In Luxembourg, Solidago canadensis was first documented in the wild in 1958. It was found by Marcel Etringer on 5th September 1958 in Kayl, municipality of Kayl (Herbier specimen). 85 observations are documented in the Recorder database (18/01/2018).

In its native range, the Canada goldenrod is found mainly on forest edges and roadsides, in abandoned fields and other unmanaged areas which it colonises rapidly after abandonment. Where it has been introduced, it occupies the same habitats as in its native range but also occurs in dry meadows of high conservation value and on wetland fringes. S. canadensis is a pioneer and light-demanding species that occurs over a wide range of soil fertility and texture conditions. It can eliminate almost all other plant species; competitive ability is favoured by allelopathic interactions. Once established, the plant may remain dominant for a long period of time and often prevents natural colonisation by woody species (Source:

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+2+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2013: 19).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Solidago canadensis L. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [21.08.2019].

 Last updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.