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


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image of Solidago sphacelata

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

        

image of Solidago sphacelata

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

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssphacelata_1

Month Unknown