Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Solidago nemoralis Aiton image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Asteraceae
Solidago nemoralis Aiton
dyer's-weed goldenrod, gray goldenrod, old-field goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
nemoralis: growing in groves or woods
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall forb; stems gray-green with dense, tiny, spreading hairs; growing in clumps
Flower: heads with 5-9 short, yellow rays; inflorescence a 4"-10" long, narrow, cluster often arching downward with the heads mostly along one side; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Fruit:dry seeds with short hairs on fluffy pappus
Leaf:long and narrow, tapering to the base, gray-green, finely hairy, lower leaves somewhat toothed, upper obviously smaller
Habitat: dry; woods, prairies; in rocky, sandy soil

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