Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1431

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on coastal dunes, dune slacks, maritime wet grasslands, tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple

Leaves basally disposed (basal & lower stem leaves larger, petiolate, & usually persistent); middle and upper stem leaves smaller & less petiolate

Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in elongate secund inflorescences

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Solidago mexicana   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago sempervirens ssp. mexicana

SYNONYMOUS WITH A multivariate study of the Solidago sempervirens complex (Semple et al., 2016a)
Solidago mexicana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-014:
Solidago sempervirens   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Solidago mexicana

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Seaside Goldenrod


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image of Solidago mexicana, Southern Seaside Goldenrod

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_sempervirens_mex

October    Currituck County    NC

image of Solidago mexicana, Southern Seaside Goldenrod

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_sempervirens_mexb

October    Currituck County    NC

Involucres 3-4mm high; rays 7-11; disc flowers ca. 10-16, per Weakley's Flora.