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Solidago glomerata Michaux. Subgenus: Pleiactila. Section: Glomeruliflorae. Skunk Goldenrod. Phen: Mid Aug-Oct. Hab: High elevation situations, including grassy balds, rock outcrops, heath balds, northern hardwood forests, and spruce-fir forests. Dist: A narrow Southern Appalachian endemic, restricted to w. NC and e. TN (perhaps reaching its northern limit on Elk Knob, Watauga County, NC)

ID notes: The basal rosettes are evergreen, and are a conspicuous component of the winter flora at high elevations. The plants have a distinctive skunky odor, easily smelled without touching or bruising the plant.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA20, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, SE1, Tn, W

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Jeffrey S. Pippen | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jeffrey S. Pippen | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jeffrey S. Pippen | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jeffrey S. Pippen | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Jeffrey S. Pippen | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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