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Solidago erecta

Solidago erecta Pursh

slender goldenrod, showy goldenrod

Synonym(s): Solidago speciosa var. erecta
Solidago erecta (Slender Goldenrod)
Image ID: 18849
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SOER
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solidago erecta
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-18

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SOLID
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Solidago
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Goldenrod
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of 90-110 species, herbs, primarily North American, but with a few species in South America, Macaronesia, and Eurasia. The placement of the flat-topped goldenrods has been controversial; they are here included in Solidago rather than being treated as the separate genus Oligoneuron.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Several related genera readily mistaken for (and/or sometimes included in) Solidago are included here as keying “failsafes”.
GENUS REFERENCES: Semple & Cook in FNA (2006b); Semple & Peirson (2013)=V; Semple (2013)=U; Nesom (1990); Cronquist (1980)=SE; Morton (1973, 1974); Zhang (1996); Cook & Semple (2004); Nesom (1993b)=Z; Heard & Semple (1988)=Y; Brouillet & Semple (1981)=X; Cronquist (1980)=SE; Braun (1942). Portions of the key adapted (in part) from various sources, especially FNA and SE. [also see Brintonia, Chrysoma, and Euthamia]

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: ASTERA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Asteraceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792
FAMILY COMMON: Aster Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO: Erect, rhizomatous perennial of dry woodlands and woodland borders, old fields, grassy balds, barrens and roadsides.
STEMS: Stems unbranched, smooth (at least below inflorescence).
LEAVES: Leaves basal and some alternate on stem; basal leaves oval to lance-shaped, to 12 in. long, toothed, hairy on margins and on the winged, tapering petiole; stem leaves smaller.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Composite flowers (heads) along short, widely spaced branches of a terminal spike; heads about 1/4 in. long, consisting of 5-9 yellow ray florets encircling a small center disk of tiny, yellow, tubular florets.
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 1-4 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate, Basal
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Mixed
BLOOM TIME: Aug-Oct
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: Yellow
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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FRUITING PERIOD:

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Dry forests, Woods margins
NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Slender Goldenrod stands out among the many local roadside goldenrods for its graceful upright un-branched form. After years of peering out car windows saying ‘what is that great goldenrod?’ we are pleased to be able to offer it on our plant sale. Try planting this tough drought tolerant perennial with late blooming liatris or asters for late season color. The genus Solidago supports up to 112 lepidoptera species.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 3
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
236 2011-0064 2011-04-05 235 View
357 2011-0229 2011-11-04 361 View
3642 1991-0328 View
6326 1995-1458 View
9382 2021-0045 2021-04-05 235 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
235 HORT 2008-11-30 View
361 HORT 2010-01-01 Poythress View
1427 HORT 2006-11-17 Bryan View
1746 HORT 2005-01-01 View
2130 NPMD 2020-11-22 Kunz View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
515 236 29 NCBG staff 2011-03-29 View
516 236 32 NCBG staff 2011-03-29 View
517 236 32 NCBG staff 2011-11-01 View
871 357 43 NCBG staff 2011-11-02 View
5941 3642 27 NCBG staff 1991-04-12 View
8981 6326 2 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12624 9382 234 Wait 2020-06-26 View
12625 9382 235 Wait 2020-06-26 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SOER
USDA Common Name: Showy Goldenrod
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solidago erecta
COMMON NAME:
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, K, Pa, RAB, S, SE, Va, W, WV; < S. erecta - FNA (also see S. porteri); = S. speciosa Nuttall var. Erecta (Pursh) MacMillan]
PHENOLOGY: Aug-Oct.
HABITAT: Woodlands, old fields, woodland borders, grassy balds.
COMMENTS: NY and CT south to GA, AL, and MS.
RANGE MAP: Solidago erecta.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Solidago L. (Goldenrod)
SUMMARY: A genus of 90-110 species, herbs, primarily North American, but with a few species in South America, Macaronesia, and Eurasia. The placement of the flat-topped goldenrods has been controversial; they are here included in Solidago rather than being treated as the separate genus Oligoneuron.
REFERENCE: Semple & Cook in FNA (2006b); Semple & Peirson (2013)=V; Semple (2013)=U; Nesom (1990); Cronquist (1980)=SE; Morton (1973, 1974); Zhang (1996); Cook & Semple (2004); Nesom (1993b)=Z; Heard & Semple (1988)=Y; Brouillet & Semple (1981)=X; Cronquist (1980)=SE; Braun (1942). Portions of the key adapted (in part) from various sources, especially FNA and SE. [also see Brintonia, Chrysoma, and Euthamia]

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Solidago erecta in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Solidago erecta in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Solidago erecta in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Solidago erecta in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Solidago erecta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Solidago erecta

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 18849
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 25797

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