Solidago rugosa var. rugosa

Synonyms: Solidago rugosa var. glabrata (Pursh) Fernald Solidago rugosa var. villosa Solidago villosa
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 146. Mentioned on page 144, 147.

Herbage sparsely to moderately relatively soft-hairy. Distal cauline leaf blades lanceolate to elliptic, not much reduced distally. Heads in compact to lax pyramidal arrays, branches divergent and recurved arrays, proximal branches sometimes much elongated. Rays florets 4–13. 2n = 18, 36.

Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: A range of soils, fields, woods and usually wet grounds, along water courses
Elevation: 0–1200+ m



St. Pierre and Miquelon, N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.


Typical var. rugosa is a generally more northern race of the species but occurs infrequently scattered across the southern United States. Although var. villosa has often been recognized (e.g., H. A. Gleason and A. Cronquist 1991), it grades completely into var. rugosa. Single clones include shoots with long-branched arrays and others with short-branched ones not exceeding the subtending leaves. The variety is diploid throughout its range, with a few scattered tetraploids.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): e United States; Mexico.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
Miller +
Solidago (sect. Undefined) ser. Venosae +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0–1200+ m +
A range of soils, fields, woods and usually wet grounds, along water courses +
Flowering Aug–Oct. +
Gard. Dict. ed. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Solidago rugosa var. glabrata +, Solidago rugosa var. villosa +  and Solidago villosa +
Solidago rugosa var. rugosa +
Solidago rugosa subsp. rugosa +
variety +