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Solidago mexicana [split from Solidago sempervirens; = Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana]

Southern Seaside Goldenrod

Scientific Name:

Solidago mexicana [split from Solidago sempervirens; = Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana]

Genus:

Solidago

Species Epithet:

mexicana

Common Name:

Southern Seaside Goldenrod

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

Jan, August, September, October, November, December

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Coastal dunes, dune slacks, maritime wet grasslands, tidal marshes. Common along the NC coast.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

This species has recently been split out from Northern Seaside Goldenrod, Solidago sempervirens.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/solidago-sempervirens/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/solidago/sempervirens/



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