Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4478

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain

Look for it in longleaf pine savannas, Coastal Plain bogs, pocosins, marshes, 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

Basal & alternate (rapidly reduced & appressed to the stem upward)
Petiole bases of basal and lower stem leaves sheathing the stem

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes long, often thick

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

Flower heads in elongate inflorescences, secund or non-secund

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago stricta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Flora of North America
Solidago stricta ssp. stricta

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-013:
Solidago stricta   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wand Goldenrod


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image of Solidago virgata, Wand Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sost_001_lvd