Solidago gattingeri

Chapman ex A. Gray

in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1(2): 156. 1884.

Common names: Gattinger’s goldenrod
Synonyms: Aster gattingeri (Chapman ex A. Gray) Kuntze Solidago missouriensis var. pumila Chapman
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 141. Mentioned on page 140.

Plants 50–100 cm; caudices branched. Stems 1–5+, ascending to erect, slender, essentially glabrous; axillary clusters of small leaves present in distal leaf axils. Leaves: basal often withering by flowering, tapering to petiolar bases, blades oblanceolate, largest blades 80–170 × 10–20 mm, margins entire or slightly toothed, ± strongly 3-nerved, apices acute; mid and distal cauline ascending to erect, blades linear-lanceolate, greatly reduced, becoming bractlike in arrays, less prominently or scarcely 3-nerved, glabrous. Heads 35–140, in paniculiform arrays, often about as broad as long, branches recurved-secund, often elongate. Peduncles 1–3(–5) mm; bracts linear-lanceolate, 1–3 mm, glabrous. Involucres campanulate, 3–5 mm. Phyllaries in 3 series, strongly unequal, broadly lanceolate, acute, glabrous. Ray florets 5–8; laminae 1–2 × 0.5–0.75 mm. Disc florets 3–9; corollas 3–4 mm, lobes 0.5–0.75 mm. Cypselae (obconic) 1.5–2 mm, glabrous; pappi 1.5–2 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Cedar barrens, limestone ledges and glades
Elevation: 200–400 m


A. Cronquist (1980) suggested that Solidago gattingeri possibly occurs in Texas; no specimens were seen from that state.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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John C. Semple +  and Rachel E. Cook +
Chapman ex A. Gray +
Junceae +
Gattinger’s goldenrod +
Ark. +, Mo. +  and Tenn. +
200–400 m +
Cedar barrens, limestone ledges and glades +
Flowering Aug–Sep. +
in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. +
Aster gattingeri +  and Solidago missouriensis var. pumila +
Solidago gattingeri +
Solidago subsect. Junceae +
species +