Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1433

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

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

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually present at flowering)

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 speciosa var. speciosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-012:
Solidago speciosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago speciosa ssp. speciosa var. speciosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Goldenrod