Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago caesia var. caesia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago caesia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago caesia 179-49-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it on moist forested slopes

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Appalachian Goldenrod, Mountain Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago flaccidifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago flaccidifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago caesia 179-49-001?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it on moist slopes

Uncommon (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curtis's Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago curtisii   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago curtisii   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago curtisii var. curtisii 179-49-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it on moist forested slopes

Common (rare in Piedmont), endemic to the Central & Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago flexicaulis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago flexicaulis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago flexicaulis 179-49-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it on moist wooded slopes, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago petiolaris 179-49-004   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in upland forests and woodlands

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, common in NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Solidago squarrosa, Stout Goldenrod, Squarrose Goldenrod, Ragged Goldenrod need picture of leaf or frond of Solidago squarrosa, Stout Goldenrod, Squarrose Goldenrod, Ragged Goldenrod need picture of flower of Solidago squarrosa, Stout Goldenrod, Squarrose Goldenrod, Ragged Goldenrod need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Solidago squarrosa, Stout Goldenrod, Squarrose Goldenrod, Ragged Goldenrod need picture of fruit of Solidago squarrosa, Stout Goldenrod, Squarrose Goldenrod, Ragged Goldenrod
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Common Name: Stout Goldenrod, Squarrose Goldenrod, Ragged Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago squarrosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago squarrosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago squarrosa 179-49-005   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in upland forests

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago glomerata   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago glomerata   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago glomerata 179-49-006   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in high elevation situations, including grassy balds, rock outcrops, heath balds, northern hardwood forests, and spruce-fir forests

Uncommon, narrowly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue Ridge Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago spithamaea   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago spithamaea   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago spithamaea 179-49-007   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in crevices of sloping to nearly vertical outcrops of high elevation rocky summits on Grandfather Mtn, Hanging Rock Mtn, and Roan Mtn

Rare, narrowly endemic to three mountains in NC-TN

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silverrod, White Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago bicolor   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago bicolor   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago bicolor 179-49-008   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, roadbanks, pastures

Common in NC, rare in GA-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hairy Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago hispida var. hispida   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Solidago hispida var. hispida   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in dry rocky forests and woodland edges

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Porter's Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago porteri   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago porteri   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in oak savannas, barrens, woodland edges (roadsides)

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago puberula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago puberula var. puberula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago puberula var. puberula 179-49-009a   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, and wet pastures (in dry acid soils in VA and WV)

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dusty Downy Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago pulverulenta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago puberula var. pulverulenta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago puberula var. pulverulenta 179-49-009b   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in savannas, streamhead pocosins, flatwoods, swamps, seepages in pinelands, and disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roan Mountain Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago roanensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago roanensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago roanensis 179-49-010   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, roadbanks

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago erecta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago erecta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago erecta 179-49-011   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, old fields, woodland borders, grassy balds

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: South Carolina Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago austrocaroliniana   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in moist clay soils

Rare

Native to South Carolina

 


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Common Name: Kral's Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago kralii   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills

Uncommon in SC, rare in GA (an endemic)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yadkin River Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago plumosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago plumosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in crevices of outcrops in rocky, flood-scoured riverbanks

Rare (an endemic), known only from the gorge of the Yadkin River in c. NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Showy Goldenrod, Noble Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago speciosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago speciosa var. speciosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago speciosa 179-49-012   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in pastures, forests, woodlands, roadbanks

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Showy Goldenrod, Slender Showy Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago rigidiuscula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago speciosa var. rigidiuscula   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in limestone barrens

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Solidago virgata, Wand Goldenrod need picture of leaf or frond of Solidago virgata, Wand Goldenrod need picture of flower of Solidago virgata, Wand Goldenrod need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Solidago virgata, Wand Goldenrod need picture of fruit of Solidago virgata, Wand Goldenrod
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Common Name: Wand Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago virgata   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Solidago stricta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago stricta 179-49-013   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

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

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Goldenrod, Beautiful Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago pulchra   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago pulchra   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago stricta 179-49-013?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, seepage bogs

Rare, endemic to a small part of the Coastal Plain of se. NC and adjacent ne. SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Seaside Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago mexicana   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago sempervirens 179-49-014   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it on coastal dunes, dune slacks, maritime wet grasslands, tidal marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Seaside Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago sempervirens   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago sempervirens var. sempervirens   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago sempervirens 179-49-014?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it on coastal dunes, dune slacks, maritime wet grasslands, tidal marshes

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small's Goldenrod, Pineywoods Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago pinetorum   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago pinetorum   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago pinetorum 179-49-015   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, woodland borders, roadbanks, dry pinelands

Common in NC Piedmont & Coastal Plain (rare in Mountains, rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago juncea   FAMILY: Asteraceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago juncea   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago juncea 179-49-016   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in meadows, pastures, roadbanks, woodland borders

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cutleaf Goldenrod, Vasey's Goldenrod, Atlantic Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago arguta var. caroliniana   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago arguta var. caroliniana   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago arguta 179-49-017   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, grassy balds

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Forest Goldenrod, Sharp-leaved Goldenrod, Cutleaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago arguta var. arguta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago arguta var. arguta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago arguta 179-49-017?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, woodland borders, road margins

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Atlantic Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago tarda   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago arguta var. arguta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago arguta 179-49-017?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, other dry pinelands, xeric fluvial sand ridges, Piedmont barrens and rocky woodlands

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Solidago arguta var. boottii, Boott's Goldenrod, Cutleaf Goldenrod need picture of leaf or frond of Solidago arguta var. boottii, Boott's Goldenrod, Cutleaf Goldenrod need picture of flower of Solidago arguta var. boottii, Boott's Goldenrod, Cutleaf Goldenrod need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Solidago arguta var. boottii, Boott's Goldenrod, Cutleaf Goldenrod need picture of fruit of Solidago arguta var. boottii, Boott's Goldenrod, Cutleaf Goldenrod
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speaker icon Common Name: Boott's Goldenrod, Cutleaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago arguta var. boottii   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago arguta var. boottii   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago arguta 179-49-017?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in dry open woodlands, dry slopes, often in sandy or rocky soils

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gorge Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago faucibus   FAMILY: Asteraceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Solidago faucibus   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Rare

Native to South Carolina

 


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Common Name: Southern Bog Goldenrod, Graceful Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago gracillima   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago gracillima   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago gracillima 179-49-018   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, seepage bogs

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Bog Goldenrod, Southern Goldenrod, Piedmont Wand Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago austrina   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago gracillima   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago gracillima 179-49-018?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in Piedmont prairie remnants, openings in xeric hardpan forests, upland depressions, clay roadbanks and powerline rights-of-way, post oak savannas, and open oak-hickory woodlands

Uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Pine Barren Bog Goldenrod, Northern Wand Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago stricta   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago gracillima   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago gracillima 179-49-018?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in bogs and pine savannas

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North Carolina

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago patula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago patula var. patula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago patula var. patula 179-49-019a   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in bogs, seepages over mafic rocks, grassy balds

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, common in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern Roughleaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago salicina   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago patula var. strictula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago patula var. strictula 179-49-019b   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in streamhead pocosins, sandhill seepages, swamp edges, rarely inland in seepage over rock

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Solidago uliginosa var. uliginosa, Northern Bog Goldenrod, Swamp Goldenrod need picture of leaf or frond of Solidago uliginosa var. uliginosa, Northern Bog Goldenrod, Swamp Goldenrod need picture of flower of Solidago uliginosa var. uliginosa, Northern Bog Goldenrod, Swamp Goldenrod need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Solidago uliginosa var. uliginosa, Northern Bog Goldenrod, Swamp Goldenrod need picture of fruit of Solidago uliginosa var. uliginosa, Northern Bog Goldenrod, Swamp Goldenrod
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speaker icon Common Name: Northern Bog Goldenrod, Swamp Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago uliginosa var. uliginosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago uliginosa var. uliginosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago uliginosa 179-49-020   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, mafic fens, acidic seepage swamps

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Granite Dome Goldenrod, Cliffside Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago simulans   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago simulans   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago uliginosa 179-49-020?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in thin soil mats wetted by periodic seepage on granitic domes and lower elevation montane cedar hardwood woodlands

Rare, endemic to sw. NC, nw. SC, and ne. GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Heartleaf Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod, Autumn Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago sphacelata 179-49-021   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops and in dry rocky forests, usually over calcareous or mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago nemoralis ssp. nemoralis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago nemoralis 179-49-022   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, glades, barrens, roadbanks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Rough Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago radula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Solidago radula var. radula   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago radula 179-49-023   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, bluffs, glades, and barrens over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Licorice Goldenrod, Sweet Goldenrod, Anise Goldenrod, Anise-scented Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago odora   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago odora var. odora   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago odora 179-49-024   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, especially in dry pinelands,, such as sandhills, of the Coastal Plain, inland in dry, fire-maintained sites, such as glades, barrens, and ridgetop pine-oak woodlands

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chapman's Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago chapmanii   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago odora var. chapmanii   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry, open hammocks, pine rocklands

Rare in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Twistleaf Goldenrod, Leafy Pineywoods Goldenrod, Leafy Pinelands Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago tortifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago tortifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago tortifolia 179-49-025   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills and other dry pinelands

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pine Barren Goldenrod, Hairy Pineywoods Goldenrod, Shaggy Pineywoods Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago fistulosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago fistulosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago fistulosa 179-49-026   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in pocosins, swamp forests, wet savannas, wet pine flatwoods, maritime forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Solidago latissimifolia, Coastal Swamp Goldenrod, Elliott's goldenrod need picture of leaf or frond of Solidago latissimifolia, Coastal Swamp Goldenrod, Elliott's goldenrod need picture of flower of Solidago latissimifolia, Coastal Swamp Goldenrod, Elliott's goldenrod need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Solidago latissimifolia, Coastal Swamp Goldenrod, Elliott's goldenrod need picture of fruit of Solidago latissimifolia, Coastal Swamp Goldenrod, Elliott's goldenrod
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Common Name: Coastal Swamp Goldenrod, Elliott's goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago latissimifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago latissimifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago elliottii 179-49-027   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in pocosins, swamp forests, sandhill seepages, sandhill-pocosin ecotones

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Elmleaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago ulmifolia 179-49-028   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in rocky forests and woodlands, especially on mafic and calcareous substrates, moist hammocks (in FL)

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Dixie Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago brachyphylla   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago brachyphylla   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in open woodlands, bluff forests

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia & possibly North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod, Roughstem Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago rugosa var. rugosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Solidago rugosa ssp. rugosa var. rugosa   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago rugosa var. rugosa 179-49-029a   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in fields, forests, wetlands

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago rugosa var. aspera   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago rugosa ssp. aspera   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago rugosa var. rugosa 179-49-029a?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in fields, forests, roadsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Cronquist's Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod, Cronquist's Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago rugosa var. cronquistiana   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago rugosa ssp. aspera   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago rugosa var. rugosa 179-49-029a?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in high elevation balds and forests

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Peat-loving Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago aestivalis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago rugosa ssp. rugosa var. sphagnophila   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago rugosa var. rugosa 179-49-029a?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in sandhill seeps, mountain bogs, other saturated and sphagnous habitats

Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in Carolinas)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hackberry-leaf Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago rugosa var. celtidifolia   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago rugosa ssp. aspera   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago rugosa var. celtidifolia 179-49-029b   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in pocosins, seepage slopes, bogs, wetlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont) (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Goldenrod, Field Goldenrod, Common Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago altissima var. altissima   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago altissima   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago altissima 179-49-030   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in SC Piedmont & NC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern Tall Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago altissima var. pluricephala   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Solidago altissima   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago altissima 179-49-030?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Canada Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in old fields, pastures, roadsides

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Harger's Common Goldenrod, Harger's Canada Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago canadensis var. hargeri   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago canadensis var. hargeri   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in old fields, pastures, roadsides

Rare (likely more common, but misrepresented due to confusion with S. altissima)

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Riverbank Goldenrod, Rock Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago rupestris   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago rupestris   FAMILY: Asteraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago altissima 179-49-030?   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in crevices in rocky, flood-scoured riversides

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago gigantea   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago gigantea   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago gigantea 179-49-031   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in old fields, roadsides, streamside meadows, bottomlands

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Leavenworth's Goldenrod
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Solidago leavenworthii   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Solidago leavenworthii   FAMILY: Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Solidago leavenworthii 179-49-032   FAMILY: Asteraceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, wet pine flatwoods, pond margins, marshes

Uncommon in Carolinas, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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