Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3489

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in fields, forests, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in well-developed paniculate 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 rugosa var. aspera   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago rugosa ssp. aspera   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-029a?:
Solidago rugosa var. rugosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago rugosa ssp. aspera var. aspera

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Solidago altissima

 

COMMON NAME:
Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod


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image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm120825_005

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Lower lateral branches of inflorescence usually longer than subtending leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm120825_998

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Lvs strongly rugose, upper not much smaller than lower, lanceolate to elliptic, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm140907_474

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Solidago rugosa is highly variable in size, array shape, and hairiness, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm140907_476b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Differs from members of S. canadensis complex in not having 3-nerved leaves, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm140907_478

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Involucres narrowly campanulate. Ray florets (4)6-8(12), per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm140907_481

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm140907_483

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm140907_501b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves moderately to densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera

JK Marlow    jkm140913_709

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves more than 2x long as wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.