Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1424

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in woodlands, glades, barrens, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in elongate 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 (11/30/12):
Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-022:
Solidago nemoralis   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod


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image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_nemoralis_dyersweed

August        

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm060928_015

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7424

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Heads in terminal plumes, on one side of grayish, finely hairy branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7424b

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

The ray florets are long for a goldenrod, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7427

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Short whitish hairs on stems & leaves impart a gray-green/pale green color, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7430

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Stems obviously densely and loosely puberulent, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7437

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Lower leaves including petioles mostly more than 4x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7438

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Lower lf blades oblanceolate to narrowly ovate, gradually tapering to petiole, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm201008_7646

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm201008_7653

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm201008_7654

October    Greenville County    SC

Leaf margins crenate-serrate through half or more of their length, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis, Gray Goldenrod, Eastern Gray Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm201008_7655

October    Greenville County    SC

Basal & lower stem lvs larger than middle & upper. Inflorescence paniculiform, per Weakley's Flora.