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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago flexicaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago flexicaulis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-003:
Solidago flexicaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod


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image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sofl2_001_lvd

        

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_sofl2_003_lvd

        

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090405_033

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Leaf blades ovate, seldom more than twice as long as wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090405_033b

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Teeth of the leaf margins elongate and narrow, acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm090405_033c

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Leaves abruptly contracted to a winged petiole, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm160505_567

May    Jackson County    NC

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm160516_743

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121007_406

October    Wythe County    VA

New River Trail

Flower heads in small, short-stalked clusters in the well-spaced upper axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121007_413

October    Wythe County    VA

New River Trail

Has an angled, conspicuously zigzag stem and widely spaced leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121007_417

October    Wythe County    VA

New River Trail

image of Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_flexicaulis_2

October        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago flexicaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago flexicaulis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-003:
Solidago flexicaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1420

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Habitat: Moist wooded slopes, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

Leaves chiefly on the stem (basal & lower stem leaves either withering early or equal/smaller than middle & upper stem leaves)

Alternate & basal rosette
Leaves have petioles.

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

Flower heads in axillary clusters in the well-spaced upper leaves

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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