Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1434

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it on rock outcrops & in dry rocky forests, usually over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (gradually reduced upward)

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 sphacelata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-021:
Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Brachychaeta sphacelata

 

COMMON NAME:
Speckled Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod