Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Southern Goldenrod - Solidago austrina   Small
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DistributionThough this "new" species was split from the old Solidago stricta, as in RAB (1968), in reality it is a split of the newer S. gracillima. However, there is no consensus among botanists that Southern Goldenrod and Graceful Goldenrod (S. gracillima) are truly two distinct species or even varieties. Until the dust settles, it is best to lump the two, with the name S. gracillima having priority. See that name for a full species account.
AbundanceThe website editors have moved the SRANK from the S2? ranked by NCNHP to a tentative S3? -- in brackets. The species has not yet been given a Global Rank by NatureServe. Note that this map is essentially the same as that of S. gracillima (which see).
HabitatSee the Solidago gracillima account.
PhenologySee the Solidago gracillima account.
IdentificationSee the Solidago gracillima account.
Taxonomic CommentsSee Distribution. The State Rank should perhaps be listed as [SYN?], though the editors are not quite ready to assign the entity as a Synonym -- invalid taxon -- just yet. In fact, Weakley (2020) does consider these two entities as valid species, providing several characters to separate the two.

Other Common Name(s)Southern Bog Goldenrod
State RankS2? [S3?]
Global RankGNR
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B.A. SorrieScotland County, same data. ScotlandPhoto_natural
B.A. SorrieScotland County, 2014, Sandhills Game Land, streamhead on N side of Gardner Farm Lane. ScotlandPhoto_natural

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