Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2333

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA-SC Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, and wet pastures (in dry acid soils in VA and WV), per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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 non-secund inflorescences (narrowly panicle-like)

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 puberula   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago puberula var. puberula   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago puberula ssp. puberula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-009a:
Solidago puberula var. puberula   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Goldenrod


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image of Solidago puberula, Downy Goldenrod

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmspuberula_vpubwhites1

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Minutely hairy throughout. The inflorescence is a narrow terminal panicle, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.