Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Stout 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) 179-49-005:
Solidago squarrosa FAMILY Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stout Goldenrod, Squarrose Goldenrod, Ragged Goldenrod
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Upland forests, per Weakley's Flora
Native to North Carolina
Historically in NC, but not recently seen
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Midstem leaves not 3-nerved
Leaves basally disposed (basal & lower stem leaves larger, petiolate, & usually persistent); middle and upper stem leaves smaller & less petiolate
Alternate & basal
Leaves have petioles.
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads in elongate cylindrical inflorescences (narrowly panicle-like, wandlike, or clublike) (large showy heads loosely arranged and facing outward)
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