OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago roanensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-010:
Solidago roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Roan Mountain Goldenrod


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image of Solidago roanensis, Roan Mountain Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm0308v_30

August    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago roanensis, Roan Mountain Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_424

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

This 3-8dm tall Goldenrod lines roadbanks in our mountain counties, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

image of Solidago roanensis, Roan Mountain Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_428

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Ray florets 6-9, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago roanensis, Roan Mountain Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_439

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago roanensis, Roan Mountain Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm190914_1543

September    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Its glabrate lower stem grades to densely puberulent in the inflorescence, per Asterae Lab: Classification and illustrations of goldenrods (J.C. Semple).

image of Solidago roanensis, Roan Mountain Goldenrod

Steve Marlow    snm140907_055

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The inflorescence is narrow, densely flowered and cylindrical, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago roanensis, Roan Mountain Goldenrod

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsroanensis_whiteside1

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Upper leaves sessile, lanceolate, surpassing lower portion of inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago roanensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-010:
Solidago roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1429

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont, rare in GA)

Habitat: forests, woodlands, roadbanks, 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 non-secund inflorescences (narrowly panicle-like, wandlike, or clublike)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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