Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Hairy Pineywoods Goldenrod at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-49-026:
Solidago fistulosa FAMILY Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pine Barren Goldenrod, Hairy Pineywoods Goldenrod, Shaggy Pineywoods Goldenrod
To see larger pictures, click or hover over the thumbnails.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmsfistulosa_0
Heads in panicles about as broad as long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Leaves pinnately veined (not 3-nerved)
Leaves chiefly on the stem (basal & lower stem leaves either withering early or equal/smaller than middle & upper stem leaves)
Alternate (basal & lower stem leaves usually absent or withered at flowering)
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads in well-developed paniculiform inflorescences
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p290
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p224
If a search such as "Carex leptalea var. leptalea" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "Carex leptalea".
Or, to minimize chances of a misspelling, try just "Carex le".
Less is more: If "pencil flower" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "pencil".
Or try alternate spellings: If "wooly" doesn't work, try "woolly" or just "wool".