Solidago graminifolia L. - Grass-leaved Goldenrod


 

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Solidago graminifolia - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat

Moist to dry prairies. More frequent in degraded habitats.

Associates

Ambrosia artemisiifolia elatior, Apocynum sibiricum, Boltonia latisquama recognita, Helenium autumnale, Helianthus grosseserratus, Ludwigia polycarpa, Panicum virgatum, Prunus serotina, Rubus occidentalis, Silphium terebinthinaceum, Stachys tenuifolia hispida, Teucrium canadense, Typha latifolia.

 Distribution

Newfoundland and Quebec west to British Columbia, south to NC, MO, and NM.

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial to about 1.5 m. Leaves linear and similar, sessile, much longer than wide, 3-veined, dotted with glands. Stems glabrous. Flowers yellow; heads in flat-topped, corymbiform inflorescences.

Notes

Flowers late July to late September

Wetland indicator: Facultative Upland

Also called Euthamia graminifolia (L.) Nutt, the genus Euthamia segregating some of the flat-topped goldenrods from Solidago. The typical variety, pictures here, is mostly glabrous. Plants that are evidently spreading-hirtellous have been called var. nutallii (Green) Fern.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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