Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1421

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in old fields, roadsides, streamside meadows, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in well-developed paniculate 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 gigantea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago gigantea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-031:
Solidago gigantea   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_sogi_003_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sose10_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140809_387

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Usually least hairy of S. canadensis complex, stems may be somewhat glaucous, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_530

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves narrowly elliptical, toothed, non-clasping, with 3+ prominent veins, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_536

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_538

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Peduncles 1.5-3 mm, sparsely to densely strigillose, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_538b

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Involucres campanulate, (2)2.5-4(5)mm. Phyllaries in 3-4 series, unequal, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_546

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Stems glabrous and usually also glaucous, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140814_548

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

The array usually somewhat more open than in S. canadensis and S. altissima, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_866

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Panicle has numerous spreading floriferous branches; the 10-15 rays showy, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_gigantea_0009

August    Iredell County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_gigantea_0282

August    Iredell County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_gigantea_0284

August    Iredell County    NC

Blooming season begins & ends earlier than S. altissima in e. North America, per Flora of North America.