Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1416

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it on moist forested slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple

Leaves chiefly on the stem (basal & lower stem leaves either withering early or equal/smaller than middle & upper stem leaves)

Alternate (basal leaves absent or withered at flowering)
Leaves sessile
Margins of lower leaves serrate, upper leaves entire to slightly serrate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

Flower heads in axillary clusters in the well-spaced upper leaves

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Solidago caesia var. caesia   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago caesia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago caesia var. caesia

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-001:
Solidago caesia   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Solidago caesia

 

COMMON NAME:
Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod


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image of Solidago caesia var. caesia, Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_soca4_001_lvd

        

image of Solidago caesia var. caesia, Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_soca4_005_lvd

        

image of Solidago caesia var. caesia, Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm100314_118

March    Decatur County    GA

image of Solidago caesia var. caesia, Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm120727_966

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers in nearly sessile clusters in upper axils. Stem arching, glaucous, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago caesia var. caesia, Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm120727_968

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Margins of lower leaves serrate, upper leaves entire to slightly serrate, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago caesia var. caesia, Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm120727_971

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, lateral pr of veins not prominent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solidago caesia var. caesia, Bluestem Goldenrod, Wreath Goldenrod, Axillary Goldenrod, Bridal-wreath Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm0309h_25

September    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

Plants typically grow 2-3 feet tall and lean at an angle, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.