Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3489

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, forests, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Midstem leaves not 3-nerved

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)

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

Flower heads in well-developed paniculate inflorescences

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 rugosa var. aspera   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Solidago rugosa ssp. aspera   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Solidago rugosa ssp. aspera var. aspera

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Solidago aspera

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-029a?:
Solidago rugosa var. rugosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod


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image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_474

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Solidago rugosa is highly variable in size, array shape, and hairiness, per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_476b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lvs strongly rugose, lanceolate to elliptic, upper not much smaller than lower, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_478

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Involucres narrowly campanulate. Ray florets (4)6-8(12), per Flora of North America.

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_481

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_483

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140907_501b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves moderately to densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Solidago rugosa var. aspera, Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

JK Marlow    jkm140913_709

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves more than 2x long as wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.