Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1868

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, narrowly endemic to three mountains in NC-TN

Look for it in crevices of sloping to nearly vertical outcrops of high elevation rocky summits on Grandfather Mtn, Hanging Rock Mtn, and Roan Mtn, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in corymbose 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 spithamaea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago spithamaea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-007:
Solidago spithamaea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Solidago spithamea

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge Goldenrod