Solidago macrophylla Pursh - Large-leaved Goldenrod


 

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Solidago macrophylla - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat

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

Associates

 

 Distribution

Endemic to NY, New England and eastern Canada.

Morphology

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.

Notes

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.

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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