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: Solidago petiolaris Aiton var. petiolaris; S. milleriana Mackenzie; S. harperi Mackenzie in Small


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]

Conservation and management

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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.