Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Curtis' Goldenrod
Solidago curtisii
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S3

Mountain woods.

Species Description:
A tall perennial herb with alternate leaves and a series of elongated axillary flower clusters.

Flowering Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

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.

Extensive tree removal would likely be detrimental. Disturbance such as roads that causes increased erosion or weed invasion would also likely be detrimental.

Global Range:
GA, MD, NC, sw PA, TN, VA, WV. Wide ranging species of Appalachian forests.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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