Solidago patula Muhl. - Swamp Goldenrod


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Solidago patula - (image 1 of 5)



Family: Asteraceae  


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




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


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.


Flowers August to October

Wetland indicator: Obligate

Also called Rough-leaved Goldenrod.


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.




 Michael Hough 2009