OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-021:
Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Brachychaeta sphacelata

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod, Autumn Goldenrod


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image of Solidago sphacelata, Heartleaf Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod, Autumn Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_brsp3_001_lvd

        

image of Solidago sphacelata, Heartleaf Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod, Autumn Goldenrod

Samantha Tessel    sam_0220

September    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Erect to ascending-arching. Flower heads clustered mainly along 1 side of each arching branch, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Solidago sphacelata, Heartleaf Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod, Autumn Goldenrod

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssphacelata_0

October    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

The only Solidago of the southern mountains with cordate basal leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago sphacelata, Heartleaf Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod, Autumn Goldenrod

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssphacelat_2

Month Unknown        

Leaves ovate, acute to acuminate, serrate, long-petiolate or the upper sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solidago sphacelata, Heartleaf Goldenrod, False Goldenrod, Limestone Goldenrod, Autumn Goldenrod

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssphacelata_1

Month Unknown        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-021:
Solidago sphacelata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Brachychaeta sphacelata

 

Find by scientific name:

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 and in dry rocky forests, usually over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple

Leaves basally disposed (basal & lower stem leaves larger, petiolate, & usually persistent); middle and upper stem leaves smaller & less petiolate

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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