|Photo by RW Smith hosted at Wildflowers.org|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicots|
Torr. and A. Gray
|Natural range of Solidago gracillima from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Synonym(s): S. austrina Small; S. perlonga Fernald; S. flavovirens; S. stricta Aiton ssp. gracillima (Torrey & A. Gray) Semple
Solidago gracillima is a dioecious perennial forb/herb. It has large inflorescences that are very open and have few long branches and smaller compact inflorescence without elongated lower branches.
S. gracillima is found in wet pine savannas, pine-oak woodlands, pine forests, sandy furrows, turkey oak sand ridges, wooded bluffs along creeks, longleaf pine-wiregrass, pine flatwoods, and seepage bogs. It is also found in disturbed areas like longleaf pine restoration sites.
Associated species: S. odora, S. arguta, Pityopsis aspera, Liatris gracilis, Calamintha dentata, and Symphyotrichum.
Populations of Solidago gracillima have been known to persist through repeated annual burning.
Conservation, cultivation, and restoration
References and notes
- Weakley AS (2015) Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- USDA NRCS (2016) The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 118 January 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
- Semple JC (2012) Typification of Solidago gracillma (Asteraceae: Astereae) and application of the name. Phytoneuron 107:1-10.
- Florida State University Herbarium Database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2021. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R.K. Godfrey, and Annie Schmidt. States and counties: Florida: Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla. Georgia: Baker.
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 18 JAN 2018
- Platt, W.J., R. Carter, G. Nelson, W. Baker, S. Hermann, J. Kane, L. Anderson, M. Smith, K. Robertson. 2021. Unpublished species list of Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine savanna, Thomasville, Georgia.