Solidago glomerata

Michaux

Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 117. 1803.

Common names: Clustered or skunk goldenrod
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 129. Mentioned on page 110, 125.

Plants 48–95 (–100) cm; caudices branching, woody, rhizomes short, thick. Stems 1–5+, ascending to erect, glabrous or moderately hairy in arrays. Leaves: rosettes present at flowering, often in large numbers; basal and proximal cauline tapering to long-winged petioles, blades oblanceolate to elongate-elliptic, 140–300 (including petioles) × 33–63 mm, gradually reduced distally, somewhat fleshy-rubbery (fresh), margins serrate (teeth 8–18), apices acuminate, abaxial faces glabrous, adaxial glabrous or sparsely strigose; mid to distal cauline sessile, blades narrowly lanceolate, 35–72 × 9–16 mm, gradually reduced into arrays, tapering to bases, margins entire to slightly serrate, apices acuminate, faces glabrous or sparsely hairy. Heads 20–230 (1–10 per branch), in leafy, short, axillary and terminal, racemo-paniculiform clusters 8–41 (–47) cm. Peduncles 5–12 mm, glabrate to sparsely strigose; bracteoles 0 (–1). Involucres campanulate, 10–11 mm. Phyllaries in 3–4 series, unequal, outermost ovate, 2.3–3.6 mm, 1-nerved, apices obtuse to acute, innermost linear-oblong, 1–3-nerved (on at least some involucres), apices obtuse to blunt. Ray-florets 6–13; laminae 3.3–5 × (1.5–) 2–3 (–3.5) mm. Disc-florets 12–29; corollas 3.7–5.1 mm, lobes 1.5–2.3 mm. Cypselae (obconic) 2–2.6 mm, glabrous or sparsely strigose; pappi 4.8–5.7 mm. 2n = 108, 126.


Phenology: Flowering Sep–Oct.
Habitat: In shade to full sun, open spruce woods and thickets, exposed rocky outcrops
Elevation: 1500–2000 m

Discussion

Solidago glomerata is found only at the highest elevations of the southern Appalachian Mountains. The cytovoucher for a report from South Carolina is for a specimen of S. faucibus.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

... more about "Solidago glomerata"
126 +  and 108 +
strigose +  and glabrous +
not tailed +, rounded +  and obtuse +
distinct +
subequal +
scarious +
usually triangular +  and linear +
usually deltate +  and lanceolate +
secund +, corymbo-paniculiform +, paniculiform +  and racemiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
Michaux +
not persisting +
decurrent +
entire to slightly +
Solidago sect. Glomeruliflorae +
compound +  and simple +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (7.2 cm72 mm <br />0.072 m <br />) +
tapering;lanceolate;oblanceolate;elongate-elliptic +
reduced +
9mm;16mm +
rugulose +  and muricate +
Clustered or skunk goldenrod +
not 2-lipped +  and actinomorphic +
yellow +  and white +
ampliate +
0.37 cm3.7 mm <br />0.0037 m <br /> (0.51 cm5.1 mm <br />0.0051 m <br />) +
beaked +, 2-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
strigose +  and glabrous +
compressed +, narrowly obconic +  and cylindric +
fertile +  and bisexual +
fertile +  and bisexual +
N.C. +  and Tenn. +
1500–2000 m +
resinous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
In shade to full sun, open spruce woods and thickets, exposed rocky outcrops +
racemo-paniculiform +
41 cm410 mm <br />0.41 m <br /> (47 cm470 mm <br />0.47 m <br />) +
indeterminate +
not nodding +
heterogamous +  and homogamous +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (41 cm410 mm <br />0.41 m <br />) +
each +  and sessile +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
campanulate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
3.3mm;5mm +
cauline +, proximal +  and basal +
tapering +
erect;spreading +
triangular +  and narrowly lanceolate +
linear-lanceolate +  and oblong or ovate +
unequal +  and rarely subequal +
0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br /> (0.36 cm3.6 mm <br />0.0036 m <br />) +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
0.48 cm4.8 mm <br />0.0048 m <br /> (0.57 cm5.7 mm <br />0.0057 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and sparsely strigose +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
not persisting +
Flowering Sep–Oct. +
not stipitate-glandular +
ovate-oblanceolate +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
strigillose +  and glabrous +
8 +  and 10 +
exalbuminous +
ascending +  and erect +
1 +  and 5 +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +  and smooth +
Leioligo subg. Breviligula +, Solidago (sect. Undefined) ser. Glomeruliflorae +, Solidago subg. Pleiactila +, Axillares +, Flexicaules +  and Macrophyllae +
Solidago glomerata +
Solidago subsect. Glomeruliflorae +
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 />) +