Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1427

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC Piedmont & Coastal Plain (rare in Mountains, rare in SC)

Look for it in dry woodlands, woodland borders, roadbanks, dry pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago pinetorum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-015:
Solidago pinetorum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small's Goldenrod, Pineywoods Goldenrod


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image of Solidago pinetorum, Small's Goldenrod, Pineywoods Goldenrod

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_solidago_pinetorum_1

August    Catawba County    NC

Upper stem leaves spreading or reflexed, w axillary fascicles of reduced lvs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago pinetorum, Small's Goldenrod, Pineywoods Goldenrod

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_solidago_pinetorum_2

August    Catawba County    NC

Often leaning or arching due to its weakly erect stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Solidago pinetorum, Small's Goldenrod, Pineywoods Goldenrod

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_solidago_pinetorum_3

August    Catawba County    NC

Superficially similar to S. odora but with large basal leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.