Solidago macrophylla Pursh - Large-leaved Goldenrod


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Solidago macrophylla - (image 1 of 5)



Family: Asteraceae


Usually in shaded, moist, subalpine habitats in sandy or rocky soil.




Endemic to NY, New England and eastern Canada.


Herbaceous perennial from a branched caudex; stems 10-100 cm, glabrous or nearly so below the inflorescence; leaves thin, usually hirsute on the midvein and main veins beneath, sometimes with short hairs above; leaves basally disposed but often only gradually reduced upwards, the larger ones contracted to a long petiole with an elliptic or ovate to subcordate, acuminate, sharply serrate blade 2-15 cm long and 1-7 cm wide; inflorescence narrow and enlongate, leafy-bracteate; involucres 8-11 mm; involucral bracts imbricate, acuminate or attentuate, thin and loose, sometimes some with squarrose tips; rays 7-12, 5-8 mm; achenes glabrous.


Flowers late July to September

Wetland indicator: NA

Can occur as a dwarf form in open alpine meadows or rather tall plant of wooded subalpine slopes.


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




 Michael Hough 2018