Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1425

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, esp in dry pinelands, such as sandhills, of the Coastal Plain, inland in dry, fire-maintained sites, such as glades, barrens, & ridgetop pine-oak woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago odora var. odora   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-024:
Solidago odora   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Goldenrod, Licorice Goldenrod, Fragrant Goldenrod


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image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    s080607_b

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120704_477

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm120704_482

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Stem lvs lanceolate-linear, entire, sessile, 1 prinicpal vein, odor of anise, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm120804_151

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Rays yellow, 2-4mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm120812_469

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Flower heads on one side of slightly arching branches, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm140801_257

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Solidago odora

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsodora_cabin2

August-September    Clarendon County    SC

The inflorescence is terminal and plume-like, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm070920_032

September    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Solidago odora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_solidago_odora_7

September        

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm0410o_13

October    Oconee County    SC

Leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, sessile, entire, to 4" long. — Patrick McMillan

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm0510e_07

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0510e_30

October    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0510e_32

October    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm081101_049

November    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm081101_060

November    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm081101_060b

November    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Nutlets 1.5-1.8 mm long, pubescent; pappus 2-3 mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solidago odora

JK Marlow    jkm081102_166

November    Edgefield County    SC

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