Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Solidago patula Muhl. ex Willd. var. patula image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black
Family Asteraceae
Solidago patula Muhl. ex Willd. var. patula
rough-leaved goldenrod, round-leaved goldenrod, swamp goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
patula: somewhat spreading
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-7' tall forb forming patches; parts of the stems 4-angled, smooth below the inflorescence
Flower: head with 5-12 yellow rays; inflorescence a widely spreading, open cluster with heads on one side of the branches; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:slightly hairy, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:elliptical, sharply toothed, underside smooth, upper side rough, lower leaves with slightly sheathing stalk, upper leaves obviously smaller
Habitat: moderate moisture to wet; woods, meadows, shores, swamps; in limy soil

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