Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Solidago juncea Aiton image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma
Family Asteraceae
Solidago juncea Aiton
early goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
juncea: stiff like rush
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb found in clumps; upper part of the stems not leafy or hairy
Flower: head with 7-12 minute, yellow rays; inflorescence a dense cluster about as tall as wide with the heads on one side of backward-curving branches; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed with short hairs on fluffy pappus
Leaf:lower sharply toothed, narrowly elliptical, tapering to a long stalk, without 3 prominent, parallel veins, upper leaves obviously smaller
Habitat: dry; prairies, woods, inland sands; in sandy, loamy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Solidago arguta Aiton var. scabrella Torr. & A.Gray
Solidago juncea Aiton f. juncea
Solidago juncea Aiton f. scabrella (Torr. & A.Gray) Fernald
Solidago juncea Aiton var. scabrella (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray

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