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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago erecta

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-011:
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Solidago speciosa var. erecta

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod


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image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_soer_001_lvd

        

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm210513_0294

May    Oconee County    SC

Boone's Creek Preserve

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm120825_993

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

A smooth plant with a narrow, often interrupted, terminal inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

Keith Bradley    kab_solidago_erecta_10547

August    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

Keith Bradley    kab_solidago_erecta_10556

August    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm120913_806

September    Greenville County    SC

Basal & proximal cauline lvs tapering to long winged petioles (quickly reduced, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm0410n_3435

October    Oconee County    SC

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121004_248

October    Greenville County    SC

Stems are glabrous from the base to near or into the inflorescence, per Asterae Lab: Classification and illustrations of goldenrods (J.C. Semple).

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121004_251

October    Greenville County    SC

Mid & distal cauline leaves sessile, blades linear-elliptic, margins entire, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121004_254

October    Greenville County    SC

Basal & proximal cauline lvs broadly oblanceolate to obovate, margins serrate, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030

October    Greenville County    SC

Heads clustered on short divergent lateral branches, not secund, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030b

October    Greenville County    SC

Heads 1-10 per branch, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030c

October    Greenville County    SC

Ray florets 5-9. Disc florets commonly 6-10, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm141004_030d

October    Greenville County    SC

Phyllaries in 3-5 series, appressed, strongly unequal, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm141004_031033

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm141004_036

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm141023_252

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Goldenrod bunch galls?

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm151009_424

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm201002_7469

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4602

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4604

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4607

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4623

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4624

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211112_4939

November    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211112_4941

November    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago erecta, Slender Goldenrod, Erect Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm211112_4943

November    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago erecta

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-011:
Solidago erecta   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Solidago speciosa var. erecta

 

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1419

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in woodlands, old fields, woodland borders, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple

Leaves basally disposed (basal & lower stem leaves larger, petiolate, & usually persistent); middle and upper stem leaves smaller & less petiolate

Alternate, often also basal

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

Flower heads in elongate non-secund inflorescences which are often interrupted (heads on short divergent lateral branches)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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