Solidago leiocarpa DC. - Alpine Goldenrod


 

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Solidago leiocarpa - (image 1 of 7)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Asteraceae

 

Synonymous with S. cutleri Fernald

Habitat

Alpine meadows.

Associates

 

 Distribution

ME and Quebec to NY at high elevations.

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial from a branched caudex; stems 5-35 cm, hirtellous-puberulent in the inflorescence; leaves crowded near the base, the larger ones mostly oblanceolate or spatulate to elliptic, rounded to acute, toothed; inflorescence corymbiform or elongate and leafy-bracteate in larger plants; involucres 5-9 mm, glabrous or finely atomiferous-glandular; involucral bracts firm, imbricate, obtuse or somewhat acute; flowers 30-50 per head; rays 10-13; achenes hairy.

Notes

Flowers late July to September

Wetland indicator: NA

Endemic to northeastern North America. Restricted in NY to alpine summits in the Adirondacks. The specific epithet means smooth fruited although the achenes are hairy.

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

 


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