Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Pine Barren Goldenrod - Solidago fistulosa   P. Miller
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AuthorP. Miller
DistributionCoastal Plain and Outer Banks, scarce in the Sandhills proper.

Coastal Plain, NJ to FL and LA.
AbundanceCommon in the central and southern Coastal Plain, but less numerous in the Sandhills, and infrequent to locally fairly common in the northern part of the province. Likely absent in the extreme northwestern part of the region.
HabitatPerennially moist soils of pocosins and their ecotones, pine savannas and flatwoods, Carolina bay depressions, blackwater streamhead ecotones; cutover wetlands, including ditches. Widespread in acidic wetlands.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting August-October.
IdentificationPine Barren Goldenrod has a distinctive appearance: densely leafy, leaves essentially without teeth, without stalks and slightly clasping, often strongly ascending, and roughly short-hairy above; and stem densely spreading-hairy. It can hardly be confused with any other goldenrod. Where the scarce Elliott's Goldenrod (S. latissimifolia) grows, this common species is often present for comparison; that species is quite smooth throughout, with leaves not clasping. Both species have somewhat elliptical leaves that tend not to be reduced is size (much) upwards on the stem.
Taxonomic CommentsNone

Other Common Name(s)Pineywoods Goldenrod
State RankS4S5 [S5]
Global RankG4G5 [G5]
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B.A. SorrieCamden County, same data. midstem leaves. CamdenPhoto_natural
B.A. SorrieCamden County, 2017, North River Game Land. CamdenPhoto_natural
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