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Pesticide Table for Short's Goldenrod

Active Ingredient Code
2,4-D (all forms) 29
DICAMBA (all forms) 29
MCPA (all forms) 29
PICLORAM (all forms) 29

Limitations On Pesticide Use

Code Limitations
29 Do not apply this pesticide in the species habitat (described under the Shading Key). In addition, for ground applications do not apply within 20 yards of the habitat, nor within 100 yards for aerial applications.
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Short's Goldenrod [Solidago shortii]

Short's goldenrod is a perennial herb that stands 20-52 inches tall. Alternate leaves are crowded on the many ascending stems that branch from the main rhizome. Ten to fourteen yellow flowers develop between mid-August and early November and are followed by light brown fruits after the flowers have withered.

Habitat typically consists of shallow clay soils with much limestone cobble and shale intermixed and full or partial sunlight. Dry, mostly open areas such as limestone cedar glades, clearings in oak and hickory forests, old fields, pastures, and along highway rights-of-way are typical habitats for this species. This species is endemic to Kentucky and is presently found in small numbers within the Blue Licks Battlefield State Park vicinity, and on rocky slopes and pastures where Robertson, Nicholas, and Fleming counties converge.

Historically, open haitat was probally maintained through natural disturbances such as periodic fires, and trapling and grazing by large herbivores such as bison, elk, and deer. However, the primary reasons for the current endangered status of Short's goldenrod appears to be habitat destruction or alteration, and possibly other natural or man-made factors such as fire supression and the elimiation of bison. Survival of this species depends on surrounding landowners and the continued efforts by the State Park, the Kentucky Nature Preserve Commission, and the Kentucky Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.

Lowe, D.L. (ed.), The Official World Wildlife Fund Guide to Endangered Species, Vol. I, Beacham Publishing Inc, Washington, DC. pp. 379-80

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