OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago patula ssp. patula

SYNONYMOUS WITH Neotypification of Solidago salicina (Asteraceae: Astereae) and a multivariate comparison with S. patula (Semple, Tong, and Pastolero, 2012)
Solidago patula

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Solidago patula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-019a:
Solidago patula var. patula   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod


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image of Solidago patula, Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6768

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Basal and lower stem leaves cuneate, mostly 2-3× as long as wide, upper surface scabrous, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Solidago patula, Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6777

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago patula, Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm220605_8237

June    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago patula, Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211018_4395

October    Pickens County    SC

Inflorescence paniculiform, generally w widely spreading, recurved-secund branches...

image of Solidago patula, Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211018_4399

October    Pickens County    SC

...[inflorescence] in smaller plants sometimes narrower, denser, and elongate, but still secund, per Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist, 1991).

image of Solidago patula, Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211018_4399b

October    Pickens County    SC

Bracteoles lanceolate, grading into phyllaries. Phyllaries in 3-4 series, unequal, obtuse, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago patula, Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211018_4400

October    Pickens County    SC

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago patula ssp. patula

SYNONYMOUS WITH Neotypification of Solidago salicina (Asteraceae: Astereae) and a multivariate comparison with S. patula (Semple, Tong, and Pastolero, 2012)
Solidago patula

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Solidago patula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-019a:
Solidago patula var. patula   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

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1426

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, common in NC Mountains)

Habitat: bogs, seepages over mafic rocks, grassy balds (as Whitetop Mountain), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

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

Alternate & basal

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

Flower heads in elongate secund inflorescences

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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