Solidago patula Muhl. - Swamp Goldenrod


 

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Solidago patula - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Asteraceae  

Habitat

Swamps, wet meadows, pond and bog borders, calcareous fens.

Associates

 

 Distribution

VT west to WI, south to GA, MS, and TX.

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial to 2 m. Stems more or less strongly angled, glabrous below the inflorescence. Leaves strongly scabrous above; lower and upper leaves dissimilar; the lowermost 4-10 cm wide, sharply toothed, with a somewhat sheathing petiole; the upper gradually reduced but still toothed. Flowers yellow; heads in paniculiform inflorescences; inflorescence branches wide-spreading, recurved-secund; rays 5-12.

Notes

Flowers August to October

Wetland indicator: Obligate

Also called Rough-leaved Goldenrod.

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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