Solidago curtisii var. flaccidifolia

(Small) R. E. Cook & Semple

Sida 21: 223. 2004.

Common names: Mountain or Appalachian goldenrod
Basionym: Solidago flaccidifolia Small Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 477. 1898
Synonyms: Solidago asterifolia Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 127.

Proximal midcauline leaf blades elliptic, moderately hairy. 2n = 36, 54.

Phenology: Flowering Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Shaded mesic woods and thickets, Piedmont and Appalachian mountains
Elevation: (20–)150–1000+ m



Ala., Ga., Ky., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va.


The broadest-leaved forms of the species occur in var. flaccidifolia. They can be confused with Solidago flexicaulis but lack the flexuous distal stem of the latter. A collection seen from north-central Mississippi is significantly disjunct from the nearest populations in extreme northeastern Alabama.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
(Small) R. E. Cook & Semple +
Solidago flaccidifolia +
Mountain or Appalachian goldenrod +
Ala. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +  and Va. +
(20–)150–1000+ m +
Shaded mesic woods and thickets, Piedmont and Appalachian mountains +
Flowering Sep–Oct. +
Solidago asterifolia +
Solidago curtisii var. flaccidifolia +
Solidago curtisii +
variety +