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Solidago macrophylla Pursh
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Coleosporiaceae  Coleosporium solidaginis @ BPI (4)
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Solidago macrophylla Pursh
largeleaf goldenrod

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General Information
Symbol: SOMA4
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 385. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
SOMAT Solidago macrophylla Pursh var. thyrsoidea (E. Mey.) Fernald
SOME4 Solidago mensalis Fernald


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Solidago L. – goldenrod
Species Solidago macrophylla Pursh – largeleaf goldenrod

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Massachusetts large-leaved goldenrod Threatened

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28. Solidago macrophylla Banks ex Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 542. 1813.

Large-leaved goldenrod , verge d'or à grandes feuilles

Aster thyrsoideus (E. Meyer) Kuntze; Solidago macrophylla var. thyrsoidea (E. Meyer) Fernald; S. mensalis Fernald; S. thyrsoidea E. Meyer

Plants 20—105 cm; rhizomes short, thick, woody. Stems usually 1, erect, strigose in arrays. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline narrow-ing abruptly to elongated petioles, blades spatulate to lanceolate or ovate, 60—120(—150) × 14—45(—65) mm, gradually reduced distally, margins serrate (teeth 4—17), abaxial faces glabrous, glabrous or hairy along nerves, adaxial glabrous or sparsely strigose; mid to distal cauline petiolate to sessile, abruptly to gradually tapering to short broadly winged petiole-like bases, blades lanceolate, 22—46(—57) × 8—20(—29) mm, bases rounded, margins entire to slightly serrate, apices acute to acuminate, faces glabrous or sparsely hairy. Heads 2—110+ (1—10 per branch) in leafy, racemiform or short, axillary and terminal racemiform-paniculiform clusters, lateral branches erect, 4—43 cm. Peduncles 5—25 mm, densely short hispido-strigose; bracteoles 0—3, linear. Involucres campanulate, (8.6—)9.5—11.5(—12.5) mm. Phyllaries in 2—3 series, sometimes weakly unequal, glabrate, margins ciliate; outermost ovate, 3—5(—7) mm, acuminate, innermost lanceolate, 1-nerved, tapering to rounded tip. Ray florets 7—13; laminae (4—)4.5—6.5 × 1—2 mm. Disc florets 14—29; corollas (4.4—)5—6 mm; lobes 1—2 mm. Cypselae (± linear-obconic) 1.4—4.4 mm, glabrous; pappi (3.7—)5—6.5(—7.3) mm. 2 n = 18.

Flowering Aug—Sep. Sandy and gravelly soils, rocky ledges, and outcrops, open areas in woods and thickets; 0—1000+ m; St. Pierre and Miquelon; N.B., Nfld. and Labr. , N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que.; Maine, N.H., N.Y., Vt.

Solidago × calcicola (Fernald) Fernald ( S . virgaurea Linnaeus var. calcicola Fernald) is considered to be a hybrid between S. macrophylla and possibly a member of subsect. Triplinerviae .

Updated: 2019-11-12 13:52:20 gmt
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