Solidago simplex var. gillmanii

(A. Gray) G. S. Nesom

Phytologia 70: 398. 1991.

Common names: Gillman’s or dune goldenrod
Basionym: Solidago humilis var. gillmanii A. Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 191. 1882 (as gillmani)
Synonyms: Solidago deamii Fernald Solidago gillmanii (A. Gray) E. S. Steele Solidago glutinosa var. gillmanii (A. Gray) Cronquist Solidago purshii var. gillmanii (A. Gray) Farwell Solidago racemosa var. gillmanii (A. Gray) Fernald Solidago spathulata var. gillmanii (A. Gray) Cronquist ex Gleason Solidago virgaurea var. gillmanii (A. Gray) Porter
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 115. Mentioned on page 112, 113.

Plants (20–)38–73(–84) cm (robust). Leaves: basal spatulate to obovate, margins dentate, sometimes crenate, acute; cauline (7–)15–37(–47), proximal cauline (spatulate to obovate) (36–)68–124(–147) × (6–)7.5–24(–42) mm, margins often sharply serrate; mid to distal 8–44(–95) × 1.1–9.4(–28) mm. Heads in paniculiform arrays. Peduncles: bracteoles 1–5. Phyllaries: shortest (1.2–)1.6–2.4(–2.9) mm. Cypselae sparsely strigose. 2n = 36.

Phenology: Flowering Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Sand dunes, sometimes sandy beaches
Elevation: 100–300 m


Of conservation concern.

Variety gillmanii is found in the Lake Michigan and northern Lake Huron areas.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
(A. Gray) G. S. Nesom +
Solidago humilis var. gillmanii +
Gillman’s or dune goldenrod +
Ont. +, Ind. +, Mich. +  and Wis. +
100–300 m +
Sand dunes, sometimes sandy beaches +
Flowering Aug–Sep. +
Solidago deamii +, Solidago gillmanii +, Solidago glutinosa var. gillmanii +, Solidago purshii var. gillmanii +, Solidago racemosa var. gillmanii +, Solidago spathulata var. gillmanii +  and Solidago virgaurea var. gillmanii +
Solidago simplex var. gillmanii +
Solidago simplex +
variety +