Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Solidago hispida Muhl. ex Willd. var. hispida image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Asteraceae
Solidago hispida Muhl. ex Willd. var. hispida
hairy goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
hispida: fine-hairy
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall forb with all parts densely hairy
Flower: head with 7-14 yellow rays, bracts (phyllaries) narrowly rounded, yellowish; inflorescence a 10" long, narrow, branched cluster that is longer than wide; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:smooth, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:hairy on both sides, elliptical, upper leaves obviously smaller
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry; woods, prairies; in rocky, limy soil
Notes: similar to S. bicolor but rays deep yellow

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Flora of North America (off site)
Solidago bicolor L. var. concolor Torr. & A.Gray
Solidago bicolor L. var. ovalis Farw.
Solidago bicolor L. var. tonsa (Fernald) B.Boivin
Solidago hispida Muhl. ex Willd. var. tonsa Fernald

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