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Plant Details

Solidago plumosa

Yadkin River Goldenrod, Plumed Goldenrod

Scientific Name:

Solidago plumosa

Common Name:

Yadkin River Goldenrod, Plumed Goldenrod

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Sun -part shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

September

Bloom Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

In crevices of outcrops in rocky, flood-scoured riverbanks. Known only from the type locality, the gorge of the Yadkin River in c. NC, with a second population of this or a closely similar spaces reported from TN (D. Estes, pers. comm., 2014). Most of the population at the type locality was lost by construction of
two hydropower dams, one at each of the two ends of the gorge, and the flooding of the intervening area. This species is related
to the more northern S. racemosa and the newly described and more western S. arenicola. [= FNA, K, S, S]. Rare in NC Piedmont.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened, Endemic (*)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*)

Notes:

Endemic to NC. Found only in Stanly and Montgomery Counties in North Carolina - some indication a new population has been found along Yadkin River basin.

Young Plant

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Tom Harville

Bloom Spike

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Trena McNabb

Blooms close up

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Trena McNabb

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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