Solidago racemosa Greene. Phen: Aug-Sep. Hab: Rocky, flood-scoured riversides. Dist: ME and QC south to n. VA and WV; plants in the Cumberland Plateau of KY and ne. TN (Churchill & Schell 1992; Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997) previously attributed to S. racemosa appear to be a mix of true S. racemosa and a population perhaps best considered either as a disjunct and somewhat morphologically disparate part of the newly named S. arenicola or as a new taxon (Floden 2012).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = K4, NY, Tn, Va, WV, Semple & Peirson (2013); = Solidago simplex Kunth ssp. randii (Porter) Ringius var. racemosa (Greene) Ringius – C, FNA20, K1, NE, Pa; = Solidago spathulata DC. ssp. randii (Porter) Cronquist var. racemosa (Greene) Cronquist – G, SE1; > Solidago racemosa Greene var. racemosa – F; < Solidago simplex Kunth – Johnson (1995); > Solidago victorinii – F