Solidago juncea Ait.

Solidago juncea plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Solidago juncea stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Solidago juncea leaves

Solidago juncea basalsBasal rosette in-situ.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Solidago juncea inflorescencePortion of inflorescence.

Involucre - No info. yet.

Ray flowers - No info. yet.

Disk flowers - No info. yet.

Solidago juncea flowers

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Open ground of prairies, dry or rocky open woods and thickets. Typically on acid soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This showy species can be found mainly in the southern Ozarks of Missouri. The plant is one of the easier species of Solidago to identify because of its glabrous stems and leaves, basal rosettes, pyramid-shaped inflorescences, and tendency to grow on acidic substrata. The plant will rarely produce slender rhizomes also, but this not common. This species is not nearly as common as some of the other, more weedy species of the genus in Missouri.

Photographs taken on Taum Sauk Mountain, MO., 7-28-03.