Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3399

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, common in NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in upland forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves absent at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in axillary inflorescences

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-004:
Solidago petiolaris   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200508_4700

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7250

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Outer phyllaries with squarrose tips, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7258

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Stems stout, finely puberulent or scabrous-puberulent at least distally, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7344

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm200920_7346

September    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121027_756

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121027_764

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Pappus of capillary bristles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm121027_777

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm151009_371

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence predominantly axillary, w well-developed lvs at least lower part, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm151009_381

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

There are 5-8 rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm151009_385

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm151009_386

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Leaf margins entire to shallowly serrate on only the upper 1/2 to 2/3, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm151009_389

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm151009_392

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Leaves narrowly to broadly elliptic, acute at the apex, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago petiolaris var. petiolaris, Downy Ragged Goldenrod, Downy Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm201002_7458

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Narrow panicles, or by branching forming several virgately arranged panicles, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.