Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4172

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, an endemic

Look for it in crevices of outcrops in rocky, flood-scoured riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal, with some reduced alternate
Basal leaves have petioles; stem leaves may be sessile.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Flower heads with 3-6 ray flowers
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in elongate non-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 (5/21/15):
Solidago plumosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago plumosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Yadkin River Goldenrod


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image of Solidago plumosa

David Campbell    mdc_solidago_plumosa_1

September    Stanly County    NC

Leaves basally disposed, the inflorescence branches not secund, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago plumosa

David Campbell    mdc_solidago_plumosa_2

September    Stanly County    NC

Basal leaf blades linear to elliptic-oblanceolate, tapering to petioles, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago plumosa

David Campbell    mdc_solidago_plumosa_3

September    Stanly County    NC

Flower heads in paniculiform arrays with ascending branches, per Flora of North America.