Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1432

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to sw. NC, nw. SC, and ne. GA

Look for it in thin soil mats wetted by periodic seepage on granitic domes and lower elevation montane cedar hardwood woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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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 inflorescences, secund or non-secund

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 simulans   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago simulans   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-49-020?:
Solidago uliginosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Solidago gracillima

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Solidago uliginosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Granite Dome Goldenrod, Cliffside Goldenrod


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image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm140704_614

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm140704_633

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm140704_646

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm140704_649

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm140704_652

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Petiole bases of basal and lower cauline leaves sheathing the stem, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm150814_770

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm150814_784

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm150814_788

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm150814_789

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Basal leaves to 8cm wide; stem leaves much reduced relative to the basal, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm150814_804

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Stem reddish. Leaves and stem are hairless and lack sticky glands, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3981

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Flower heads on branches from upper leaf axils, sometimes on only one side, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3983

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4025

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm0311f_05

November    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Solidago simulans

JK Marlow    jkm0411d_24

November    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssimulans_habitwsm02

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Plants short, typically fairly stout; stem lvs much reduced relative to basal, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago simulans

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssimulans_habitwsm022

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssimulans_whiteside2

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Solidago simulans

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmssimulans_whtsde1

Month Unknown    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain