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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago glomerata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago glomerata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-006:
Solidago glomerata   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod


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image of Solidago glomerata, Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm160503_284

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fresh leaves thick & rubbery; basal rosettes evergreen, conspicuous in winter, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago glomerata, Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_34

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

If you smell skunk at high elevations, look around for skunk goldenrod, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Solidago glomerata, Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm0407w_27

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Solidago glomerata, Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1547

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A dense elliptical terminal cluster in addition to the axillary clusters, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Solidago glomerata, Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1550

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Flower heads large, to 5/8" across, in short-stalked, few-flowered clusters, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago glomerata, Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1551

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Solidago glomerata, Skunk Goldenrod, Clustered Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1552

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Involucres 6-10mm long, 7-10mm broad; bracts appressed, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago glomerata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago glomerata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-006:
Solidago glomerata   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1422

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Uncommon, narrowly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Habitat: High elevation situations, including grassy balds, rock outcrops, heath balds, northern hardwood forests, and spruce-fir forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal rosettes evergreen
Simple

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

Alternate & basal (basal rosettes present at flowering)
Basal & lower stem leaves taper to long-winged petioles; midstem & above sessile

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

Flower heads in elongate non-secund inflorescences (large showy heads in short-stalked axillary clusters, the inflorescence relatively narrow)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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