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Solidago gracillima

Graceful Goldenrod, Virginia Goldenrod, Southern Bog Goldenrod,

Scientific Name:

Solidago gracillima

Genus:

Solidago

Species Epithet:

gracillima

Common Name:

Graceful Goldenrod, Virginia Goldenrod, Southern Bog Goldenrod,

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet pine savannas, seepage bogs. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Weakley 2015 separates this species from Solidago austrina.
NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank G4?

Listed in Kentucky as Southern Bog Goldenrod - "special concern"

Basal Leaves

image

Tom Harville
Columbus County, NC
Oct '08

Plant Stem and Leaves

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Tom Harville

Bloom panicle

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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