Solidago randii (Porter) Britt. occurs on dry serpentine soils and granitic rocky barren uplands of mountains below alpine slopes in rare disjunct populations throughout its range in southern Quebec, New England and New York. It is tetraploid throughout its range (Peirson et al. 2012) The species was treated as Solidago simplex var. monticola (Porter) Ringius by Semple & Cook (2006 FNA). Semple & Peirson (2013) supported recognition of the taxon at species level.