Solidago species

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Scientific Name Solidago altissima USDA PLANTS Symbol
SOAL6
Common Name Tall Goldenrod ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36228
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Widely distributed in various soils and habitats.
Plant: Tall, upright perennial to 7 feet tall, numerous stems, branched in flowering portion.
Leaves: Numerous, dull green, hairy leaves crowded along the stems, oblanceolate 3-3/4 to 6 inches long, with toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Many (100 to 1200 or more) composite flower heads in large loose panicular clusters, each blossom 1/4-inch across with 8-13 rays and 3 to 6 disk flowers; blossoms along on one side of the branches.
Bloom period: August to November.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and SEINet
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Solidago nemoralis USDA PLANTS Symbol
SONE
Common Name Gray Goldenrod, Prairie Goldenrod ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36281
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Caliche soils in dry, open areas and along roadsides.
Plant: Upright, unbranched perennial with one to several stems, 8 to 24 inches high.
Leaves: Narrowly spatulate-ovate to oblanceolate stem leaves 1 to 3 inches long, densely covered with small hairs.
Inflorescence: Several to a large number (~300) of small yellow composite flower heads in large generally one-sided clusters, each blossom about 1/2-inch across with 5 to 10 rays and 3 to 10 disk florets.
Bloom period: August to November.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Solidago petiolaris USDA PLANTS Symbol
SOPE
Common Name Downy Goldenrod, Downy Ragged Goldenrod ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36289
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sandy or gravelly soils in open areas and woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial 20 inches to 5 ft. tall; few to several leafy rigid stems branched in flowering portion.
Leaves: Alternate, sessile narrowly ovate to elliptic stem leaves 1-1/2 to 2-3/4 inches long with rough surfaces; edges with small hairs.
Inflorescence: Many composite yellow flower heads in congested clusters along upper stems, each blossom about 1/2-inch across with 7 to 9 rays and 10 to 16 disk florets; involucres often sticky with glandular hairs.
Bloom Period: August to November.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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