Solidago shortii

Torrey & A. Gray

Fl. N. Amer. 2: 222. 1842.

Common names: Short’s goldenrod
EndemicConservation concern
Synonyms: Aster rafinesquii Kuntze
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 158. Mentioned on page 150.

Plants 60–130 cm; rhizomes short, stout. Stems 1–10+, ascending to erect, scabroso-puberulent at least in distal 1/2. Leaves: basal withering by flowering; mid and distal cauline numerous; subsessile or obscurely petiolate; blades narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 7–10 × 10–15 mm, firm, attenuate, margins distally serrate, eciliate, 3-nerved, apices acuminate or sharply acute, faces glabrous. Heads 50–150, in paniculiform arrays, branches recurved, secund. Peduncles 0.5–3 mm, sparsely strigose; bracteoles linear, minute. Involucres narrowly campanulate, 4–5 mm. Phyllaries in 3–4 series, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, unequal, apices obtuse, innermost acute. Ray-florets 5–8; laminae 2–3 × 0.75 mm. Disc-florets 5–9; corollas 3–3.5 mm, lobes 0.5 mm. Cypselae ca. 2 mm, moderately short-strigose; pappi 2–3 mm. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Dry, open places
Elevation: 100–200 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Solidago shortii is found in Fleming, Nicolas, and Robertson counties, Kentucky, and Harrison County, Indiana. It was found historically on rock islands in the falls of the Ohio River near Louisville. Solidago shortii is listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Solidago shortii"
not tailed +, rounded +  and obtuse +
distinct +
subequal +
scarious +
usually triangular +  and linear +
usually deltate +  and lanceolate +
paniculiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
cone--shaped +
John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
Torrey & A. Gray +
not persisting +
decurrent +
Triplinerviae +
compound +  and simple +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
attenuate;narrowly elliptic;lanceolate +
10mm;15mm +
rugulose +  and muricate +
cone--shaped +
Short’s goldenrod +
not 2-lipped +  and actinomorphic +
yellow +  and white +
ampliate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
beaked +, 2-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
short-strigose +
compressed +, narrowly obconic +  and cylindric +
fertile +  and bisexual +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Ind. +  and Ky. +
100–200 m +
resinous +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Dry, open places +
indeterminate +
heterogamous +  and homogamous +
each +  and sessile +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
campanulate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
petiolate +  and subsessile +
cauline +  and mid +
erect;spreading +
triangular +  and narrowly lanceolate +
linear-lanceolate +  and oblong or ovate +
unequal +  and rarely subequal +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
not persisting +
Flowering Aug–Oct. +
stipitate-glandular +
lanceolate +  and linear-lanceolate +
ovate-oblanceolate +
Fl. N. Amer. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
strigillose +  and glabrous +
8 +  and 10 +
exalbuminous +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
ascending +  and erect +
1 +  and 10 +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +  and smooth +
Aster rafinesquii +
Solidago shortii +
Solidago subsect. Triplinerviae +
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 />) +