Solidago erecta

Banks ex Pursh

Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 542. 1813.

Common names: Slender goldenrod
Endemic
Synonyms: Solidago porteri Small Solidago speciosa var. erecta (Banks ex Pursh) MacMillan
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 121. Mentioned on page 119, 123.

Plants 30–120 cm; caudices erect, branched, thick. Stems usually single, erect, essentially glabrous basally to hispidulo-puberulent in arrays. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline tapering to long, winged petioles (quickly reduced distally on stems), blades broadly oblanceolate to obovate, 40–150 × 15–50 mm, margins serrate, finely ciliate, apices acute to obtuse, faces glabrous; mid and distal cauline sessile, blades linear-elliptic, 5–50 × 2–10 mm, margins entire, finely ciliate. Heads 15–350 (1–10 per branch), clustered on short divergent lateral branches in elongate and usually narrowly paniculiform arrays, often interrupted proximally, not secund, sometimes with ascending, straight or arching, elongate branches (like main axis). Peduncles 1–3 mm. Involucres narrowly campanulate, 3.5–6.5 mm. Phyllaries in 3–5 series, appressed, strongly unequal, outer ovate, inner broadly oblong, obtuse to rounded, glabrous. Ray-florets 5–9; laminae 2.5–3.5 × 0.7–1 mm. Disc-florets commonly 6–10; corollas 4 mm, lobes ca. 1 mm. Cypselae (tan) ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous; pappi 3 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Dry woods, disturbed open soils, road embankments
Elevation: 0–1000 m

Distribution

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Ala., Conn., Del., Ga., Ind., Ky., Md., Mass., Miss., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Solidago erecta is mostly absent from the coastal plain in the southeastern United States.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

... more about "Solidago erecta"
not tailed +, rounded +  and obtuse +
distinct +
subequal +
scarious +
usually triangular +  and linear +
usually deltate +  and lanceolate +
paniculiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
elongate +
John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
Banks ex Pursh +
not persisting +
decurrent +
compound +  and simple +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
broadly oblanceolate;obovate +
2mm;10mm +
rugulose +  and muricate +
arching;ascending +
elongate +
Slender goldenrod +
not 2-lipped +  and actinomorphic +
yellow +  and white +
ampliate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
beaked +, 2-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
compressed +, narrowly obconic +  and cylindric +
fertile +  and bisexual +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Ala. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ga. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Md. +, Mass. +, Miss. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
0–1000 m +
resinous +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Dry woods, disturbed open soils, road embankments +
not secund +  and interrupted +
indeterminate +
heterogamous +  and homogamous +
each +  and sessile +
obtuse +  and rounded +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
campanulate +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br />) +
0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
2.5mm;3.5mm +
0.7mm;1mm +
cauline +, mid +, proximal +  and basal +
tapering +
erect;spreading +
triangular +  and narrowly lanceolate +
entire +  and serrate +
linear-lanceolate +  and oblong or ovate +
unequal +  and rarely subequal +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (?) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
not persisting +
Flowering Aug–Oct. +
stipitate-glandular +
ovate-oblanceolate +
Fl. Amer. Sept. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
strigillose +  and glabrous +
8 +  and 10 +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +  and smooth +
Solidago porteri +  and Solidago speciosa var. erecta +
Solidago erecta +
Solidago subsect. Squarrosae +
species +
not persisting +
100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br /> (200 cm2,000 mm <br />2 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +