Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Solidago ptarmicoides (Nees) B.Boivin image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Botanical Illustration

Eric J. Epstein

Keir Morse

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Asteraceae
Solidago ptarmicoides (Nees) B.Boivin
prairie goldenrod, upland white goldenrod
Solidago: from Latin solido, meaning "to make whole or heal" and a reference to the supposed, medicinal qualities of these plants
ptarmicoides: causes sneezing
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-24" tall forb
Flower: head 1/2" wide with 10-25 white rays up to 1/4"long; inflorescence 3-60 heads in an open, branched, flat-topped cluster; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:smooth dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:stiff, the lower leaves stalked, sometimes tufted, and larger than the linear, stalkless upper leaves
Habitat: full sun; dry; prairies, inland sands, cliffs; in sandy, gravelly, limy soil
Notes: very aster-like in appearance

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Flora of North America (off site)
Aster ptarmicoides (Nees) Torr. & A.Gray
Aster ptarmicoides (Nees) Torr. & A.Gray var. georgianus A.Gray
Doellingeria ptarmicoides Nees
Inula alba Nutt.
Oligoneuron album (Nutt.) G.L.Nesom
Unamia alba (Nutt.) Rydb.
Unamia ptarmicoides (Nees) Greene

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