FAMILY: Asteraceae (Compositae)
HABIT: Herbaceous perennial, stem 0.2-1 meter tall; flowering and
fruiting early August-October.
SIMILAR SPECIES: Very similar to Solidago hispida and can
be distinguished from it by close examination of the inflorescence.
TOTAL RANGE: N.S. and s. Que., south through the coastal
and Appalachian states to Fla. and La.
STATE RANGE: One post-1970 record from Cuyahoga County.
STATE STATUS: 1996-1997: Added, 1998 to present:
HABITAT: Dry open habitats; in rocky woods, sand barrens, and prairies.
HAZARDS: Overgrowth of woody species through succession.
RECOVERY POTENTIAL: Unknown, possibly good.
INVENTORY GUIDELINES: Collect complete, mature specimens.
COMMENTS: It may be more frequent in Ohio than current records
indicate. It should be sought in
suitable habitats throughout northern Ohio.
Holmgren (1998) contains an excellent illustration of this species.
Cronquist, A. 1980. Vascular flora
of the southeastern United States. Vol. I. Asteraceae. Univ. of North Carolina
Press, Chapel Hill. 261 pp.
Holmgren, Noel H. 1998. Illustrated
companion to Gleason and Cronquist's manual. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx,
New York. 937 pp.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
Created: 4/1998 Richard Gardner
Database Code: SPNX.K72