Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1419

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in woodlands, old fields, woodland borders, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, often also 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

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 erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-011:
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Solidago speciosa var. erecta

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod


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image of Solidago erecta

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_soer_001_lvd

        

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm120825_993

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

A smooth plant with a narrow, often interrupted, terminal inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm120913_806

September    Greenville County    SC

Basal & proximal cauline lvs tapering to long winged petioles (quickly reduced, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm0410n_3435

October    Oconee County    SC

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm121004_248

October    Greenville County    SC

Stems are glabrous from the base to near or into the inflorescence, per Asterae Lab: Classification and illustrations of goldenrods (J.C. Semple).

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm121004_251

October    Greenville County    SC

Mid & distal cauline leaves sessile, blades linear-elliptic, margins entire, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm121004_254

October    Greenville County    SC

Basal & proximal cauline lvs broadly oblanceolate to obovate, margins serrate, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030

October    Greenville County    SC

Heads clustered on short divergent lateral branches, not secund, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030b

October    Greenville County    SC

Heads 1-10 per branch, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030c

October    Greenville County    SC

Ray florets 5-9. Disc florets commonly 6-10, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030d

October    Greenville County    SC

Phyllaries in 3-5 series, appressed, strongly unequal, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141004_031033

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141004_035

October    Greenville County    SC

A gall of some sort?

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141004_036

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm141023_252

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Galls?

image of Solidago erecta

JK Marlow    jkm151009_424

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve