Solidago roanensis


Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 19: 130. 1892.

Common names: Roan Mountain goldenrod
Basionym: Solidago monticola (Torrey & A. Gray) Chapman 1860
Synonyms: Aster monticola (Torrey & A. Gray) Kuntze Solidago alleghaniensis House Solidago curtisii var. monticola Torrey & A. Gray Solidago maxonii Pollard Solidago roanensis var. monticola (Torrey & A. Gray) Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 122. Mentioned on page 110, 119.

Plants 20–100 cm; caudices branched, sometimes elongate. Stems usually single, glabrous proximally, hirsuto-puberulent in arrays, sometimes irregularly or decurrently so proximally. Leaves: proximalmost withering, smaller; basal and proximal cauline tapering to winged petioles, blades elliptic to elliptic-obovate or subrhombic, mostly 60–150 × 10–50 mm, margins serrate, usually acuminate, glabrous or scabrellous distally; mid and distal cauline sessile, blades mostly rhombic-elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, 20–40 × 5–8 mm. Heads 50–250, in elongate, narrowly paniculiform arrays, leafy-bracteate proximally, not secund, proximal branches sometimes elongated and ascending. Peduncles 1–4 mm, bracteolate. Involucres campanulate, 4–6 mm. Phyllaries in 3–4 series, appressed, unequal (outer 1/2 length of inner), linear to lanceolate-deltate (inner series usually striate with 2 prominent secondary nerves), apices narrowly acute or minutely obtuse. Ray florets 6–9; laminae 2–3 × 1–1.5 mm. Disc florets mostly 8–12; corollas 4–4.5 mm, lobes 1–1.5 mm. Cypselae (tan) 1.75–2.5 mm, usually glabrous, sometimes sparsely strigose; pappi 1.5–2.5 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Woods and clearings, edges of balds, crevices in rocks, mountain provinces
Elevation: 500–2000 m



Ala., Ga., Md., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
Porter +
Solidago monticola +
Roan Mountain goldenrod +
Ala. +, Ga. +, Md. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
500–2000 m +
Woods and clearings, edges of balds, crevices in rocks, mountain provinces +
Flowering Jul–Sep. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Aster monticola +, Solidago alleghaniensis +, Solidago curtisii var. monticola +, Solidago maxonii +  and Solidago roanensis var. monticola +
Solidago roanensis +
Solidago subsect. Squarrosae +
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