Lance-leaf Goldenrod

Solidago lancifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) Chapman occurs in woods and in shaded to full sun along road embankments at higher elevations in the Appalachians in North Carolina and Tennessee.  A few atypical plants of Solidago lancifolia with multinerved phyllaries grow along the border of Virginia and West Virginia.  Stems are 60-160 cm tall and the phyllaries are usually multi-veined (Semple & Cook 2006 FNA).  The species is a decaploid (2n=90).

Solidago lancifolia range Cook & Semple draft