Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





White-haired Goldenrod
Solidago albopilosa
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: LT

Global Rank: G2
State Rank: S2

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Habitat:
Sandstone rockhouses and ledges along clifflines.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Mid August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This goldenrod has white hairs on the stem. It is somewhat similar to S. flexicaulis in having ovate to elliptic shaped leaves distributed along the stem; the base is more subcordate (slightly heart-shaped). It is found in rockhouses and along rocky ledges.

Management:
Timber removal would be detrimental. Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. A buffer along the cliffline above these forested slopes is needed.

Global Range:
Narrow distribution, in 3 Kentucky cos.: Menifee, Powell and Wolf. The range of this species is a part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, in the Red River Gorge area.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
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