Solidago uliginosa


J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 7: 101. 1834.

Common names: Bog goldenrod verge d’or des marais
Synonyms: Aster terrae-novae (Torrey & A. Gray) Kuntze Aster uliginosus (Nuttall) Kuntze Aster uniligulata (de Candolle) Kuntze Bigelowia uniligulata de Candolle Chrysoma uniligulata (de Candolle) Nuttall Solidago humilis Pursh (1813) Solidago humilis var. abbei B. Boivin Solidago humilis var. microcephala Porter Solidago humilis var. peracuta Fernald Solidago humilis var. reducta Farwell Solidago klughii Fernald Solidago linoides Torrey & A. Gray Solidago neglecta (de Candolle) Porter Solidago neglecta var. linoides (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray Solidago neglecta var. simulata Farwell Solidago neglecta var. uniligulata (de Candolle) Britton, Stern & Poggenburg Solidago purshii Solidago simulans Solidago terrae-novae Solidago uliginosa var. levipes (Fernald) Fernald Solidago uliginosa var. linoides (Torrey & A. Gray) Fernald Solidago uliginosa var. peracuta (Fernald) Friesner Solidago uliginosa var. terrae-novae (Torrey & A. Gray) Fernald Solidago uniligulata Solidago uniligulata var. levipes Fernald Solidago uniligulata var. neglecta (Torrey & A. Gray) Fernald Solidago uniligulata var. terrae-novae (Torrey & A. Gray) Fernald Solidago virgaurea var. humilis A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 138. Mentioned on page 123, 136, 151.

Plants 30–120(–200) cm; rhizomes branched, elongate, thick. Stems usually 1, erect, glabrous, short hispido-strigose in arrays. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline tapering to long petioles that partially sheath stems; blades oblanceolate, 100–350 × 5–60 mm, margins subentire to serrate, apices acute; mid to distal sessile, not sheathing stems, blades lanceolate, 20–50 × 5–10 mm, much reduced distally, margins entire. Heads 35–230 in elongate paniculiform arrays, sometimes narrow and secund pyramidal, usually narrowly to broadly, non-secund thyrsiform; branches strongly ascending with non-secund heads to arching with heads secund. Peduncles 1–4 mm, glabrous or sparsely strigose. Involucres 3–5 mm. Phyllaries (14–18) in 3–5 series, unequal, usually apically ciliate; outer ovate, acute, inner linear-oblong, obtuse. Ray florets 1–8 (moderately conspicuous); laminae 3.2–3.7 × 0.4–0.6 mm. Disc florets 6–8; corollas 4.6–5 mm, lobes 0.6–1 mm. Cypselae 1–2 mm, glabrous or sparsely strigillose; pappi 2.7–3 mm (weakly clavate). 2n = 18, 36.

Phenology: Flowering Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Bogs and wet areas, marshes, sometimes in wet woods
Elevation: 0–1500+ m



St. Pierre and Miquelon, Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Ala., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Ind., Maine, Mich., Minn., N.H., N.Y., N.C., Pa., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.


Solidago uliginosa is highly variable in stem height and the size of the array, which are greatly influenced by growing conditions. A. Cronquist (1980) treated S. simulans as a “broad-leaved extreme of S. gracillima, approaching S. uliginosa.” These plants come from a distinctive habitat in western North Carolina, south of more typical populations of S. uliginosa; it might warrant recognition as a narrowly distributed endemic. In the north, several different tetraploid races within the species appear to be derived separately from diploids in the eastern and the Great Lakes portion of the range.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
Nuttall +
Maritimae +
Bog goldenrod +  and verge d’or des marais +
St. Pierre and Miquelon +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0–1500+ m +
Bogs and wet areas, marshes, sometimes in wet woods +
Flowering Aug–Sep. +
J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Aster terrae-novae +, Aster uliginosus +, Aster uniligulata +, Bigelowia uniligulata +, Chrysoma uniligulata +, Solidago humilis var. abbei +, Solidago humilis var. microcephala +, Solidago humilis +, Solidago humilis var. peracuta +, Solidago humilis var. reducta +, Solidago klughii +, Solidago linoides +, Solidago neglecta +, Solidago neglecta var. linoides +, Solidago neglecta var. simulata +, Solidago neglecta var. uniligulata +, Solidago purshii +, Solidago simulans +, Solidago terrae-novae +, Solidago uliginosa var. levipes +, Solidago uliginosa var. linoides +, Solidago uliginosa var. peracuta +, Solidago uliginosa var. terrae-novae +, Solidago uniligulata +, Solidago uniligulata var. levipes +, Solidago uniligulata var. neglecta +, Solidago uniligulata var. terrae-novae +  and Solidago virgaurea var. humilis +
Solidago uliginosa +
Solidago subsect. Maritimae +
species +