Solidago erecta, probably, from Diane P., SC

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Hi, Dr. Hill,
This was grown from seed of a plant found in the Fall Line region, on a slope in full sun along a rural road, sand-clay soil. I took these photos on Sept. 25. I’m hoping it’s distinctive enough to identify it fully, but I’m not sure what markers to look for. I have one other unidentified wand-type Solidago, but the flowers are positioned a little differently along the stem. Thank you in advance.

Hi Diane,

this is indeed another Solidago, and most likely Solidago erecta.  It could also be one of the related species also with a racemose flower cluster, but S. erecta is quite common and widespread.


Steve Hill, Ph.D.,  botanist, SCNPS

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