Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1429

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont, rare in GA)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

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 non-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 roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-010:
Solidago roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Roan Mountain Goldenrod


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image of Solidago roanensis

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

JK Marlow    jkm140907_428

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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

image of Solidago roanensis

JK Marlow    jkm140907_436

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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

JK Marlow    jkm140907_439

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago roanensis

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

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.