Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1418

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it on moist forested slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal withered by flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in axillary inflorescences

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Solidago curtisii   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago curtisii   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-002:
Solidago curtisii +   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago curtisii var. curtisii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Solidago caesia var. curtisii

 

COMMON NAME:
Curtis' Goldenrod


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_socu_001_lvd

        

image of Solidago curtisii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscurtissii_whiteside1

August-September?    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Clusters of blooms emerge from leaf axils along top half of the erect stem, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Solidago curtisii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmscurtissii_wsm3

August-September?    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Stem erect & striate-angled (vs. arching, terete & ungrooved in S. caesia), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago curtisii

JK Marlow    jkm140907_379b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Ray florets 2-4(6), per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago curtisii

JK Marlow    jkm140907_380

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago curtisii

JK Marlow    jkm140907_382

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago curtisii

JK Marlow    jkm140907_410c

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Peduncles 2-6 mm, moderately to densely finely strigose; bracteoles 0-3, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago curtisii

JK Marlow    jkm150927_174

September    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

image of Solidago curtisii

JK Marlow    jkm150927_175b

September    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

Stem striate-angled, green [not glaucous], glabrous or sparsely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago curtisii

JK Marlow    jkm150927_177

September    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

Leaves toothed, sessile, lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptical, tapering, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Solidago curtisii

Gill Newberry    gn10_solidago_curtisii

October