Solidago curtisii - Torr. & Gray
Curtis' Goldenrod
Other English Common Names: Curtis's Goldenrod
Other Common Names: mountain decumbent goldenrod
Synonym(s): Solidago caesia var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood ;Solidago curtisii var. curtisii Torr. & Gray
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Solidago curtisii Torr. & A. Gray (TSN 36242)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.1059613
Element Code: PDAST8P430
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Solidago
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Concept Reference: Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2006b. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 7: Asteraceae, part 2. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. xxii + 666 pp.
Concept Reference Code: B06FNA20HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Solidago curtisii var. curtisii
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Global Status: GNR
Global Status Last Reviewed: 31Jul2018
Global Status Last Changed: 31Jul2018
Rounded Global Status: GNR - Not Yet Ranked
Nation: United States
National Status: N4N5

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United States Georgia (SNR), Kentucky (S3), North Carolina (S3?), South Carolina (SNR), Tennessee (S4), Virginia (S4S5), West Virginia (S4)

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Range Extent Comments: Wide ranging species of Appalachian forests.

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Global Range: Wide ranging species of Appalachian forests.

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
KY Bell (21013), Clay (21051), Greenup (21089)*, Harlan (21095), Knox (21121)*, Laurel (21125)*, Leslie (21131), Letcher (21133)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
05 Upper Levisa (05070202)+, Little Scioto-Tygarts (05090103)+*, North Fork Kentucky (05100201)+, Middle Fork Kentucky (05100202)+, South Fork Kentucky (05100203)+, Upper Cumberland (05130101)+, Rockcastle (05130102)+*
06 Powell (06010206)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A tall perennial herb with alternate leaves and a series of elongated axillary flower clusters.
Technical Description: Perennial herb from a short, stout caudex like base with abundant fibrous roots, and sometimes a well developed creeping rhizome. Stems 5-12 dm tall, not glaucous, striate, angled and grooved, glabrous or hairy. Leaves subsessile, oblong to elongate-lanceolate, tapering to the entire base, long acuminate 10-16 cm long, 1-5 cm wide, the lower cauline and basal leaves deciduous by flowering time, similar and smaller than those above which are more numerous. Inflorescence an elongate series of axillary clusters, all but the uppermost conspicuously exceeded by the narrow, subtending leaves, or the lower clusters more elongate and racemeform. Involucres glabrous, 3-4.5 mm high with it's bracts narrow, obtuse, or rounded, tending to be several nerved. Rays mostly 3-4 occasionally 5-7.
Diagnostic Characteristics: Stem striate-angled, grooved. Leaves mostly 3-10 times as long as wide, tapering to the subsessile base, not triple-nerved, basal and lower cauline leaves smaller than the well developed middle ones, soon deciduous. Inflorescence of axillary clusters, very leafy. Involucre 3-4.5mm high, rays mostly 3-4, achenes hairy.
Duration: PERENNIAL, DECIDUOUS
Reproduction Comments: Ray flowers pistillate and fertile, disk flowers perfect.
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Forest - Hardwood, Forest - Mixed, Forest/Woodland
Habitat Comments: Reported from rich, open, chiefly upland woods in KY.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 30Apr1991
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): ISAAC, J.

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