Solidago gigantea L.

English Tall goldenrod ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Riseg Goldrutt EASIN
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Report the species

Report Solidago gigantea to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

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

Solidago gigantea was first documented in Luxembourg in 1960. It was found by Léopold Reichling in autumn 1960 in Pfaffenthal (Municipality of Luxembourg). There are 32 observations indicated in the Recorder database (18/01/2018).

The tall goldenrod can grow in a wide range of soil conditions but is not shade tolerant. The plant is found in many disturbed and nitrogen-rich sites such as ruderal areas, fallow lands, abandoned fields, river banks, etc. and also colonises humid grasslands. It can build up dense and long lasting populations and easily outcompete native plants, including tree seedlings. 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 gigantea L. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [21.08.2019].

 Last updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.