Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Solidago sciaphila E.S.Steele image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Marcie O'Connor
Family Asteraceae
Solidago sciaphila E.S.Steele
cliff goldenrod, Driftless Area goldenrod, shadowy goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
sciaphila: scia for "umbrella" or "shade" and phelein for "to love"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall, mostly smooth and usually unbranched forb
Flower: head with 7-8 yellow rays; inflorescence a long, narrow, spike-like cluster at the end of the stem with small, separated clusters of heads; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:dry seed with short hairs
Leaf:largest leaves toward the bottom, usually toothed, tapering to the stalk, upper becoming smaller and stalkless
Habitat: moderate moisture to dry; cliffs, inland sands; in sandy, rocky soil
(Glossary)

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