Solidago rugosa Ait. - Rough-leaved Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems:

Solidago rugosa baseBase of plant with rhizome.

Solidago rugosa stemLower stem.

Solidago rugosa stemUpper stem.

Leaves:

Solidago rugosa leaves

Inflorescence:

N/A

Involucre:

Solidago rugosa involucre

Flowers:

Solidago rugosa flowers

Flowering - September - November.

Habitat - Low woods, meadows, old fields, pine woods.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This goldenrod can be found scattered throughout much of Alabama. THe plant can be identified by its rhizomes, densely pubescent stems, and rugose leaves. The upper cauline leaves are sessile to very short petiolate.
The genus name Solidago derives from the Latin "solidus" meaning "whole" or "to make whole" and the Greek "ago" meaning "leader". The name Solidago means "uniter (used as a healing medicine)".
The species epithet rugosa derives from the Latin "rug(os)" meaning "a wrinkle, fold" referring to the texture of the leaf surfaces.

Alabama Distribution:

Solidago rugosa map

Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 10-10-05.


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