Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4052

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Look for it in seepage bogs, swamps, depression wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, rapidly reduced and appressed to the stem upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 2-4 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in elongate secund inflorescences

FRUIT:
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Solidago austrina   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago gracillima   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-018?:
Solidago gracillima   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Solidago austrina

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Solidago stricta ssp. gracillima

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Bog Goldenrod


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image of Solidago austrina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_752

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Flowers in a terminal 1-sided inflorescence, often w short arching branches, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Solidago austrina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_752b

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

2-4 ray flowers & 6-8 disc flowers (vs. S. gracillima: 3-7 ray & 9-13 disc), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago austrina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_753

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Stem leaves rapidly smaller upward; margins minutely scabrous, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Solidago austrina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_754

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge