OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Solidago bicolor   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago bicolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago bicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-008:
Solidago bicolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Solidago bicolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Silverrod, White Goldenrod


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image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sobi_001_lvd

        

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm080928_102

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Found in dry woods and open places, often in large numbers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm080928_109

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090913_132

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090913_136

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090913_141

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Stems 12-36" tall, soft-hairy, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090913_144

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaf apex acute, margins crenate to crenate-serrate, base cuneate to attenuate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090913_215

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

It has a stiff wandlike stem and a narrow elongate panicle, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090913_221

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_418

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The only Solidago species with white rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_420

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_bicolor_silverrodwh

September        

image of Solidago bicolor, Silverrod, White Goldenrod

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_091421gsmnp35

September    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago bicolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago bicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-008:
Solidago bicolor   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Solidago bicolor

 

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1414

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC, rare in GA-SC

Habitat: woodlands, roadbanks, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

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

Alternate & basal
Margins serrate to crenate

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

Flower heads in elongate non-secund inflorescences (narrowly panicle-like, wandlike, or clublike)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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