Solidago petiolaris

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Solidago petiolaris
Solidago petiolaris Scrub Course 2015-11 (1).JPG
Photo by Kevin Robertson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae
Genus: Solidago
Species: S. petiolaris
Binomial name
Solidago petiolaris
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Natural range of Solidago petiolaris from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Downy ragged goldenrod

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: S. milleriana Mackenzie; S. harperi Mackenzie in Small

Varieties: Solidago petiolaris Aiton var. petiolaris


A description of Solidago petiolaris is provided in The Flora of North America.




In the Coastal Plain in Florida, S. petiolaris has been found in open mixed hardwood remnant; mixed second growth hardwood woodland on slopes of sand ridge; moist sandy loam of oak-pine woods; longleaf pine-turkey oak sand ridge; open, upland, oak-hickory woodland; wooded upper rim of steephead; borders of mixed forests; pine-oak-hickory woods; scrub course; and in shaded pine-oak woods.[1] In disturbed habitats, it has been found in campgrounds, picnic areas, and roadsides. Soil types include sandy loam, loamy sand and loamy soil.[1]

Associated species include Solidago auriculata, Verbesina virginica, Aster and Desmodium.[1]


It has been recorded flowering and fruiting May, September, October and November.[1]

Fire ecology

Populations of Solidago petiolaris have been known to persist through repeated annual burning.[2]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Richard S. Mitchell, Robert K. Godfrey, Angus Gholson, R. Kral, Andre F. Clewell, Angela M. Reid, K. M. Robertson, Billie Bailey, Cindi Stewart, MacClendons. States and Counties: Florida: Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Walton. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
  2. 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 Unpublished species list of Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine savanna, Thomasville, Georgia.